Injured duo to be assessed ahead of Town's home game against Hartlepool

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Tylor Golden and Jamie Cooke will be assessed over the next couple of days to see if they could be in contention for Town's game against Hartlepool United on Tuesday.

Both players missed Saturday's 2-1 win against Kidderminster, with Golden sustaining a knee problem in last Saturday's FA Cup defeat to Marine and Cooke last featuring against Dagenham and Redbridge on September 26 due to an abductor strain.

On defender Golden, assistant manager Andy Cooper said: "He was back out running (on Saturday) and he said he felt a lot better and that he was maybe ahead of where he thought he'd be earlier in the week.

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"Probably too early to say if he'll be back on Tuesday, we'll assess him over the next couple of days."

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Tylor Golden

It's a similar story with Cooke as to whether he could return on Tuesday.

"He trained this week but still feeling it and it wasn't worth risking him," said Cooper.

"We just need to monitor his progress in terms of whether it's right for him to start or make the squad."

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On midfielder Luke Summerfield's absence, Cooper said: "We're monitoring him. He's an ever-present voice and someone who was great around the place this week, especially off the back of last Saturday.

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Jamie Cooke

It's great and invaluable to have leaders and experience like him, but we're just so frustrated that he's got this time out, which isn't through his own doing.

"As yet, there's no real timescale on when he'll be back."

Striker Rob Harker remains on schedule to be back in and around the squad by the middle of next month.

"He's been for another scan, following the usual protocol, and everything seems to be on track and as per normal," Cooper said.

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"There's been no adverse reaction so fingers crossed he'll be on schedule."

On defender Festus Arthur, Cooper said: "He's had a week at St George's Park as part of his rehab, which has been great.

"He was back involved with training in terms of some passing and non-contact with the players on Friday, which was a massive boost.

"It was great to get him involved, great to see him back out there."

Angelo Cappello is still expected back in mid-January, and defender Jo Cummings is still expected back in April.