HARTLEPOOL United forward Jordan Cook has been ruled out for up to six weeks as the club suffer another injury blow.

Cook, 31, has featured four times for Pools this season since signing on a free transfer after being released by Gateshead. 

Pools have had Gavan Holohan and Gary Liddle out for a the passed few weeks but as they work there way back to full fitness, Cook's injury will prove to be a blow to an already small Pools squad. 

Over 1,000 Poolie fans will be heading to Manchester to back their team but they won't be watching Cook in action. 

Challinor told BBC Radio Tees Sport: “He injured his groin in virtually the last minute of the game on Saturday. A freak sort of incident where he’s go to hurdle over their players onto the opposition dugout and has felt his groin.

“He’s had a scan and he’s probably going to be six weeks minimum so unfortunate for him because he’s made a positive impact in the games he’s been involved in."

Elsewhere, Luke Molyneux has been put through his paces in training today after bruising to his thigh.

Molyneux netted the winner last time out as Pools won 2-1 against Northampton. 

Challinor added: “Mols has got a bit of a trivial one really in.

"He’s one that’s had ongoing things around stiffness after games. He’s been involved Monday, come in after training and got a significant bruise on the inside of his thigh. We don’t know where from.

"Potentially a kick, he’s not felt it and then something flares up but their must have been some type of trauma. If we decide to play him, there will be some risk involved in that."