Hartlepool United keep fingers crossed for Scott Harrison/ Jake Cassidy

Scott Harrison
Scott Harrison

Craig Harrison is keeping his fingers crossed that two of his wounded soldiers recover for Pools’ home match with Maidstone on Saturday.

Both Scott Harrison and Jake Cassidy played with foot injuries in the 1-0 win at Guiseley yesterday, problems which forced them off in the second half.

He’s a warrior, he said ‘I want to play’ and he’s gone out there and defended for his life and we’ve got 75 minutes out of him

CRAIG HARRISON

Defender Harrison hobbled out of Nethermoor, having defied medical advice to take his place at the heart of the defence against a physically-imposing Yorkshire attack.

His manager will this week look to push through a loan arrangement with Sunderland for Michael Ledger, but will want his namesake fit to take on Maidstone.

“Scotty shouldn’t have played,” said the boss.

“But he’s a warrior, he said ‘I want to play’ and he’s gone out there and defended for his life and we’ve got 75 minutes out of him.

“He deserves a huge pat on the back.

“Yes, he’s made a couple of mistakes before, and he’d be the first to admit that, but one thing you can say about him he’s a man and he’ll not shy away from a challenge.”

Harrison came off with 15 minutes to go with Cassidy following him five minutes later.

“Jake shouldn’t have played either because of his foot injury, but it’s this that makes me proud, he’s taken his pain killers and got out there for the club,” added Harrison.