The midfielder signed from Sheffield United for an undisclosed fee on Tuesday and is expected to be in contention for Graham Turner's side.
On-loan West Brom defender Cameron Gayle will play, having extended his stay until the end of the season, and midfielder Luke Summerfield is fit again after his hernia operation.
Defender Jermaine Grandison faces a late check on a hip strain but is expected to be fit, while midfielder Mark Wright is hoping to make a return from the knee injury that has seen him miss the last six games.
Shrews are unbeaten in their last seven fixtures and have not conceded in their last three games. They go into the game as favourites against a Pools side who have won just one of their last 24 matches in all competitions.