But Jackson could consider changes to his wide players.
David Mirfin, more usually a centre-back, and on-loan Sunderland man Dan Smith have filled the full-back roles ahead of Andy Holdsworth and Danny Adams.
And Gary Taylor-Fletcher and Chris Brandon have been playing as the wide midfielders.
But Danny Schofield, fresh from signing a new two-year contract, is pushing for a return to the starting line-up, while Mark Hudson and Michael Collins are back in the midfield mix after injury.
Adnan Ahmed also caught the eye and scored a goal in the Reserves' midweek win over Sheffield United.
But top scorer Pawel Abbott is one player out of the reckoning tonight.
The 13-goal man, who made a 10-minute appearance from the bench against Doncaster, has suffered a recurrence of his nagging back problem, and is under doctor's orders to rest.
Although their form has picked up in the four matches since Paul Stephenson replaced Martin Scott as manager, Hartlepool are fifth-bottom and just a point above the drop zone.
"They will be desperate for a victory tonight," said Jackson.
"They reached the play-offs in the last two seasons and were strongly fancied to do at least the same this time.
"I don't know exactly what's gone wrong for them, but I know Paul Stephenson, who I played alongside at Newcastle, and I know he has got them playing well.
"They haven't lost in his four games as manager, and they'll fancy themselves tonight, so we'll have to stand strong and be positive.
"We got a great win up there last season (Andy Booth's header clinched a 1-0 success) and there's no reason why we shouldn't do the same thing again."
Town will be backed by an all-ticket travelling contingent of more than 900 fans.
The entire allocation has been sold, and Town supporters without tickets have been told they will not be allowed into home areas of Victoria Park.
While Brentford and Barnsley meet tomorrow, leaders Southend, who are six points better off than Town, are at home to Scunthorpe tonight.
Fifth-placed Swansea host Walsall on Sunday while sixth-placed Colchester are at Oldham tomorrow.