Hartlepool United boss Dave Challinor has admitted that Michael Raynes could be facing a spell on the sidelines after injuring his thigh during Tuesday night’s win over Eastleigh.

The centre-back hobbled off just ten minutes into the Victoria Park encounter and Pools’ problems were compounded after the break when Fraser Kerr was also forced off through injury.

“Raynesy has done his quad,” Challinor told Pools TV.

“I think when someone has done something and they’ve done it properly they know – and he knew, so I don’t envisage it being short-term unfortunately.”

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