Swindon Town look set to be without their Captain for a sustained period of time, it has been revealed.
Olly Lancashire has been struggling with an ankle injury in recent weeks, although he was deemed fit enough to start in the defeat to Chesterfield last weekend.
However, a calf strain forced him off in the first-half and scan results have confirmed that the injury was worse than first feared.
"Olly isn't great unfortunately," Interim First-Team Manager Matty Taylor said at his pre-match press conference earlier today.
"He's got a worse injury than we had hoped but, what it does do, is it allows him as team captain to help us out because that is vitally important.
"I have spoken to Olly today and I want him alongside me because it is going to help us out.
"He's the captain of the football club, he's well respected and he's an influential member of our team, so therefore it can only be beneficial to us.
"He's got a great relationship with all the players and I have been bouncing ideas off him today, so he will be involved in some capacity."
Taylor also provided an update on Amine Linganzi, Timi Elsnik and Donal McDermott with the latter two rated as 50-50 for Saturday's game.
"We're hopeful on Timi but we're not sure so I can't make any comment on that," he added.
"Donal is another one who is 50-50 and Amine won't be involved at the weekend, so that's where we are at with injuries.
"Let's focus on how we are going to get the best out of the players that are selected on Saturday because, ultimately, that is the most important thing."