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TEAM NEWS: Town still awaiting news on Rob Hunt

Latest injury update ahead of Monday

17 April 2022

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Swindon Town are still waiting on further news on Rob Hunt with the defender having picked up an injury on Good Friday.

Hunt was forced off late on in the Reds' 4-1 win over Harrogate Town on Good Friday, with Head Coach Ben Garner confirming after the game that the defender had picked up a suspected serious calf injury.

And, speaking prior to Easter Monday's clash against Leyton Orient at SN1 (3pm Kick-Off), Garner provided an update on both Hunt and forward Harry McKirdy.

"Rob has got a scan on Sunday morning so we'll wait and get the results of that," Garner said.

"He's obviously out on Monday and then we'll wait and see what we get on the scan results moving forwards.

"We will see on Harry McKirdy (when asked if he will be involved on Monday). He will be involved in some parts of training on Saturday, and we'll see how he reacts to that.

"We'll do the same on Sunday and then we'll make a decision. 

"There's a chance but we're certainly not going to take a risk - if it needs an extra few days to be right, then we'll do that.

"We will assess it over the next two days, basically."

And, facing a short turnaround in-between games over the always chaotic Easter period, Garner gave an insight into how he plans to approach his squad selection for Monday's game.

"It is very much a game at a time," Garner said.

"We'll be picking a team for Monday's game that we think is the best team to win the game in terms of a starting team, but also in terms of how we will finish a game because we need to consider that too.

"We studied Leyton Orient on Friday and on Saturday, seeing how we can hurt them and how we can win the game, then it is putting that into practice."

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