Foderingham injury to be assessed

Town's Wes Foderingham

Town's Wes Foderingham

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SWINDON Town were due to assess Wes Foderingham’s hip and groin over the weekend to determine the extent of the goalkeeper’s injuries.

Foderingham was originally named in the Robins’ starting line-up at Leyton Orient on Saturday but had to be withdrawn in the minutes before kick-off when he complained the discomfort he had been suffering from all week was likely to affect his performance.

Tyrell Belford deputised for the Town stopper, making his league debut for the club in the process, and after the match Cooper said Swindon’s medical staff would find out more about Foderingham’s problem prior to the clash with Crawley Town on Tuesday night.

“Wes has had a bit of a tight hip and groin for the last week,” he said.

“He was okay (on Friday) and then in the warm-up he decided he wasn’t going to be able to kick the ball so we had to make a decision and Ty had to come in.”

Cooper was pleased with Belford’s display between the sticks, as the keeper shrugged off plenty of stick from the home crowd to produce a number of good saves.

“He tries to play, he wants to play out from the back and he tries to make angles for us and that’s what we’ve asked him to do.

“We’ve got no problem with Ty,” said Cooper. “It takes a lot of bottle but that’s the remit, we’ve got a style that the club is trying to implement and there’s going to be some frustrating times ahead before we get it perfect.”

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