SWINDON Town’s growing injury list has lengthened once more with the news that Bradley Barry is set for a spell on the sidelines.

The right wing-back was omitted from the Town squad for Tuesday night’s 2-1 defeat at home to Bristol Rovers because of a hamstring injury, with defender revealing to BBC Wiltshire pre-match that the problem could keep him out for up to two weeks.

That would rule him out of Saturday’s trip to Oldham Athletic in League One and in all likelihood, the home match against Northampton Town next Tuesday too.

Post-match, Town head coach Luke Williams revealed that Barry was not risked out of fear of aggravating the injury, although he played down fears over the fitness of left wing-back James Brophy, who was withdrawn at half-time against Rovers but is expected to be available again this weekend.

“Bradley had a tweak in the hamstring and it was dangerous for him to play with that and potentially make it worse, so he was taken out of the squad,” Williams told BBC Wiltshire.

“James was feeling sick at half-time and feeling dizzy, so we needed to make a change.”

Barry has become a key member of the Town squad since joining on a free transfer last summer and has made 46 appearances for the club in that time – all coming as starts.

The Rovers fixture was the first time the 21-year-old was missing from the Town starting line-up in the league this term, although he had previously only been named on the bench for the original tie that was abandoned on August 27.

Barry’s knock follows hot on the heels of a devastating season-ending injury for centre back Jamie Sendles-White after he ruptured an anterior cruciate ligament in the defeat at home to Bury last Saturday.

Midfielder Michael Doughty has missed the last two matches due to appendicitis. He remained in hospital during the Rovers clash and is set to be ruled out for longer than usual due to ‘complications’ with his surgery.

Earlier this month, young forward Jordan Stewart revealed he was set for an extended spell on the sidelines after suffering a knee injury that required surgery.