THERE has been little change on the injury front for Hartlepool United with Gary Liddle and Gavan Holohan out for tomorrow's meeting with Northampton. 

The pair have been struggling for a number of weeks with respective injuries and Dave Challinor is prepared to play the waiting game to get them back to full fitness.

Holohan remains Pools' second top goalscorer in League Two this season while Liddle is a key part of their three man defence. 

Challinor said: "Lidds is one where the longer we can leave him the better. He won’t be involved at the weekend but we’ll see how he is next Saturday.

"I hope I don’t have to pick him, I hope our performance this weekend is brilliant and I can afford to give him a bit longer because the longer we leave him, the stronger he’ll get. If we were looking to play him next weekend, we wouldn’t be putting him at risk. 

"Gav (Holohan) will train today and we’ll see how he goes. The likelihood is we’ll get another week of training into him, we’ve got a full week and hopefully for next weekend, no set-backs."

Meanwhile, striker Olufela Olomola is expected to be back in the fold for tomorrow's game at Victoria Park after missing the midweek cup tie against Morecambe. 

Challinor added: “Fela is fine, it's just a case of letting it settle. Joe Grey wasn't involved but it's a case of building him up and I'm hoping he'll be back in the squad soon.

“Whether we get him a game next week or involved tomorrow we'll see.” 

Elsewhere, the Pools boss has offered an update on the progress of long term absentee Tyler Burey who is out with a hamstring injury. 

Burey, 20, has returned to his parent club Millwall as part of his rehabilitation. He signed a loan deal with Pools until January and Challinor says he is on track to make a return to Pools before that loan deal ends. 

"Tyler is still at Millwall but is still on track with the initial prognosis with him so we’re still looking at the end of November, start of December.

"We’re hoping that is a return to play. It may well be a return to full training and then it will be a case of building him back up but fingers crossed we can see him in a Hartlepool shirt in the not too distant future."