HARTLEPOOL United want to see Tyler Burey fit and firing before pursuing an extension to his current loan deal. 

Burey, 20, is currently back at his parent club Millwall recovering from a long term hamstring injury that has kept him out since the defeat to Tranmere Rovers. 

He's now the club's joint top scorer in all competitions after Luke Molyneux netted the winner in the victory over Northampton at the weekend. Matty Daly also has three goals in the Papa John's Trophy. 

Burey's loan deal with Pools expires in January. He's not expected to recover from his hamstring injury until late November by which is will leave just over a month of Burey's loan deal left at Victoria Park. 

When asked by the Northern Echo whether the club will consider pursuing an extension to Burey's loan deal, this is what Pools boss Dave Challinor said. 

“Not at the moment. I think the way it would work will be to get Tyler up and running and see where we are at, where he’s at, where Millwall are at.

“I think at the start of the loan, they’d have been hoping he’d have got in our first-team, did well and then see where things are in January and potentially clubs from higher up may have been interested.

“That now, without sounding the wrong way, may benefit us a little bit in the fact that he came in, he fitted into the team brilliantly. He was developing into someone who could be a really big asset for us in terms of his goal return.

“Hopefully he comes back the player he was, I have no doubts and if he can get back in our team and he’s back enjoying his football and he’s developing the way that he was I think it will be a good fit for everybody. Hopefully that will be the case.

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

"We're hoping that is a return to play. That may well be a return to full training and it may well 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."

Elsewhere, Pools are hopeful of having Gavan Holohan and Gary Liddle fit for this weekend's League Two trip to Salford City.