SWINDON Town boss Luke Williams has allayed fears over the fitness of goalkeeper Lawrence Vigouroux and defender Raphael Branco.

Both were forced to miss Saturday’s 0-0 draw away at Coventry City in League One due to injury but Williams does not expect them to be long-term absentees.

Vigouroux, who is on a season-long loan at the County Ground from Liverpool, suffered a dead leg in the draw at home to Millwall the previous weekend and it is expected that he should be fit to return for the visit of Wigan Athletic to Wiltshire on Good Friday.

Branco’s injury is believed to be slightly more of a concern as the centre-back struggled with a calf problem in the week leading up to the Coventry match, but Williams says neither player’s problem is serious.

“Lawrence had a clash with Nathan Thompson in the Millwall game and developed a dead leg that got a little bit more serious as the days went on,” Williams told BBC Wiltshire.

“We felt that it could be a problem and something that got worse during the game, and if we’d have had to make a change, that would have denied us the chance to make a tactical change later in the game.

“We thought that Raphael cramped up in the calf during the Millwall game but it turns out that it is a little bit more serious than that.

“I don’t think it’s anything that’s going to keep him sidelined for a great deal of time but certainly, he wasn’t able to be risked on Saturday.

“We are fortunate that we have Jamie (Sendles-White) who can step in and I think it’s fair to say he was excellent.”