AMINE Linganzi could hand Swindon Town a fitness boost for tomorrow night’s trip to Wycombe Wanderers as he battles to return to action for the first time since New Year’s Day.

Tomorrow evening’s match is a sixth in League Two in the space of 18 days for David Flitcroft’s side, with Linganzi, fellow midfielder Donal McDermott and defenders Chris Hussey and Dion Conroy having been on the sidelines throughout due to injury.

Skipper Olly Lancashire joined them on the absentee list for Saturday’s 1-0 win at home to Mansfield Town with an ankle issue and is fighting to be fit to face Wanderers, while Kellan Gordon will definitely miss out due to suspension.

Linganzi has been progressing well from a thigh injury suffered in Swindon’s 2-1 win away at Barnet on January 1 and Flitcroft hopes he could be available for the trip to Adams Park.

Having had to contend with such a hectic schedule over recent weeks, the Town boss is delighted with how well his troops are holding up to the physical challenge.

“Amine could possibly be back,” said Flitcroft.

“I have got to speak to the staff and see what work he did on Saturday. He did a lot of kicking on Friday and off-line work outdoors.

“We need to find out where he is.

“We have worked hard on our fitness over the season and in pre-season – the base the boys have got has been phenomenal.

“It has been a tough run of games but you have got to play everyone and we will do our work and know where the players are.

“We will regroup and get across to Wycombe and give a real professional account of ourselves.”

Town face the form team in the division, with Wycombe narrowly missing out on a sixth straight league victory over the weekend after a 1-1 draw away at Exeter City.

However, having overcome a Mansfield side in an equally strong groove on Saturday – the Stags arrived at the Energy Check County Ground looking to make it 10 league games in a row without defeat – Town should make the short trip east with no fear.

Flitcroft was thrilled with his side’s defensive effort against Mansfield and feels it starts from the front with his strikers leading by example.

“Marc Richards sets the tone up front by closing down the goalkeeper. He takes Luke Norris on that journey and he takes Keshi Anderson on that journey to go and close down. Everyone backs that up,” said Flitcroft.

“You have got to deal with the aerial threat against Mansfield. Danny Rose wins probably 60 per cent of balls in the air with his hang and his leap and you have got to deal with it.

“Although I never felt threatened in the game, it would have been more settling if we could have got that second goal. I was really impressed with the boys.”