Town could be handed a big boost ahead of this weekend’s Sky Bet League One clash against Peterborough United with Nathan Thompson closing in on a return.
Swindon will be looking to extend their unbeaten start to 2017 when they welcome The Posh to SN1 on Saturday (3pm Kick-Off), and there is every chance that they could involve the Skipper in their plans.
“Nathan is certainly getting close,” Town Head Coach Luke Williams told members of the local media earlier today.
“We had a small group in training on Tuesday because of the Development team playing so I jumped in training myself and I was in with Nathan.
“I can assure you that he’s getting back to fitness! There were a few tackles and he’s not easy to get the ball off either.
“He’s got a chance and he looks after himself that well when he’s injured that he doesn’t lose a great deal of fitness, so I think there’s a good chance for him.”
However, Jon Obika is a doubt for the contest with a hamstring concern and full-back Brandon Ormonde-Ottewill will continue to miss out with an ankle injury.
“Jon has not been on the training pitch so that one is still in the balance, unfortunately,” Williams continued.
“Brandon still hasn’t been able to get out on the training pitch but he’s alongside the team and looking across the pitch as he goes through his lung-busting runs.
“He’s doing everything he can and I’m sure he’s not far off.”
Williams also provided an update on Jamie Sendles-White, who is currently recovering after undergoing another operation on his knee earlier in the week.
“It was always a potential to have another operation because Jamie has not been able to get full range in the leg to get it 90 degrees to 180, so he needed an operation that is quite common,” Williams added.
“It cleared out some of the scar tissue and the debris in there to give him a better chance of getting the full range of motion.”
Meanwhile, James Brophy is available again after sitting out the 2-1 win away at Bolton Wanderers last weekend due to suspension, although Ellis Iandolo will continue to miss out as he steps up his recovery from injury.