SWINDON Town return to action tonight in the Wiltshire Premier Shield when they travel to Toolstation League outfit Westbury United.

The League Two leaders have not played since a 1-0 win at home to Mansfield Town on November 23, and make a return to competitive action with a side that is thought to feature several first-team squad members.

Westbury, meanwhile, find themselves ninth in Toolstation Premier Division and Neil Kirkpatrick’s side will be hoping to upset the highest ranked team in the competition and progress to the semi-finals.

Elsewhere, Swindon Supermarine travel to Bradford Town.

The Bobcats will likely offer Marine a tough test at Trowbridge Road, nonetheless, manager Lee Spalding revealed he will make changes from the side that held off Weston-super-Mare for a 3-2 victory in Southern League Premier Division South on Saturday.

Spalding said: “We will look to use the squad. Matt Williams is coming back from injury, Simon Downer is coming back from injury – they will both be starting.

“It is a good opportunity for me to mix things up a bit and have a look at other players.

“We have got a good squad – I think we have got 19 players available at the moment. We can only pick 16 so three lads are going to miss out every game, and it is tough.”

One player who is unlikely to miss out for Marine is Nuneaton Borough loanee Alex Henshall.

Formerly of Swindon Town’s Academy, the 25-year-old moved to Manchester City’s youth equivalent in 2010 before making the switch to Ipswich and then Kilmarnock.

Following a spell of bouncing around a handful of non-league clubs, Henshall ended up at Nuneaton and is now starting a month-long loan at the Webbswood Stadium.

Spalding is keen to help the former Man City youngster rediscover his best form while helping to fuel Marine’s own success.

He said: “Alex is a player who has got a great background. I thought he looked lively last Saturday – he just goes by people like they are not there.

“He is quick and he has got a good delivery. He set up the third goal last Saturday, so I was delighted with him – I thought he did really well.

“He gives us even more competition for places. It keeps all of the players on their toes.”

In the other two Premier Shield quarter-final ties, Chippenham Town travel to Highworth Town, while Salisbury host Melksham Town.