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SWINDON TOWN: Knee injury derails Troy's loan extension
TROY Archibald-Henville won’t be extending his stay at Carlisle United for now after aggravating his knee injury during a month in the north west.
The defender has returned to Swindon for treatment on the problem area and the decision on whether or not to allow Archibald-Henville to remain at Brunton Park has therefore been deferred until he has got himself back to full fitness.
The former Exeter man played four games for the Cumbrians after making the switch from Wiltshire but missed the weekend clash with Notts County.
Swindon manager Mark Cooper told the Advertiser: “Troy didn’t play on Saturday as his knee was troubling him again and he’s back being assessed. We’ll have to wait and see how he is before any decision is made.”
Meanwhile, Cooper has allowed his players two days off this week as they recover from an exhausting September.
“We’ve given the players a couple of days off so they can rest any little niggles and try to give us as many as possible for the weekend,” he said.
“We’ve got 11 players injured at the minute and it’s not as if we’re killing them in training, so we need some back.”
Nathan Thompson and Nathan Byrne both underwent scans on minor knocks picked up against Preston at the weekend, but Cooper does not expect either player to be out of action for long.
The Town boss also thinks Dany N’Guessan, who limped off the Deepdale pitch at the weekend with a dead leg, will make a quick recovery.
“Dany will be fine. Nathan Thompson and Nathan Byrne have got scans but I wouldn’t think they’ll be out a long time,” he said.
“Nathan Byrne should be fine because his was just a dead leg. Nathan Thompson’s is a bit different. It was a pretty bad tackle.”
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