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4 April 2019

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Richie Wellens revealed Michael Doughty’s return to the matchday squad could come this weekend as his side face Yeovil Town looking for three wins in a row.

Doughty has been with a hamstring injury sustained in training since the middle of February.

Since then, Swindon have managed to maintain a good run of form and have their top goalscorer back with the play-offs still within reach.

Wellens revealed the boost to the squad speaking to the local media ahead of the visit of the Glovers this Saturday.

“Michael Doughty’s back training – he trained fully on Wednesday so a possibility he might be in the squad on Saturday. In terms of anyone being out, we’ve got a clean bill of health now. I think if you look at us as a squad now, we look strong, fit, quick.

“We’ve got a lot of players who haven’t played a full season and then we’ve got a few, like Doughty, who have had quite a few weeks off but for this time of year we’re looking quite fresh.”

The Swindon boss also discussed his attitude towards contract talks that take place from now until the end of the season.

“I think the only thing I can do is to show them what we can offer because I think there’s something good happening here. I think if you’re a player that wants to leave us at this moment in time – the results are good, the way we’re playing if good, we have an identity – a player that does want to be a part of that, do we really want them at this club? That’s why I‘m quite relaxed about it.

“There’s nothing else I can really do about it – if players want to stay at this football club, then great. If they don’t, do we as a club, and set of fans, want them at this club? I would say no.”

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