DARREN Kelly will be out for at least a month with a suspected torn hamstring, York City boss Colin Walker has revealed.

The centre-back, who joined from Irish club Derry City earlier in the season and has been a key part of Walker's three man centre-back system, picked up the injury in training on Friday.

That session also claimed striker Craig Farrell who injured his groin again and missed out at Moss Lane.

Walker said: "We've had lots of problems. Certainly Friday was not a good day. Darren Kelly is going to be out for four to six weeks - we are not sure about his hamstring.

"We have got to have a scan today or Tuesday, but we were just doing the normal thing we do on a warm up and he just went.

"One of the things we have got to remember is that Darren Kelly has been playing football for a full year.

"The Irish season finished and he carried on and, unfortunately, he's done something bad to his hamstring.

"Craig Farrell announced himself fit, had a fitness test, and then we started to play a game and his groin went again.

"To be honest, Richard Brodie - who I thought did really well when he came on - also went over on his bad ankle and we had to stop training because I thought we were going to lose all the players."