WHILE some managers will be wracking their brains over which players to leave out of their matchday squad, Swindon Supermarine boss Dave Webb is just hoping to have a starting XI and three substitutes tomorrow.

Tuesday night’s Wiltshire Senior Cup defeat at Southern League West rivals Salisbury has left the treatment room at Webbswood Stadium with standing room only.

However, despite major doubts over at least seven of his squad, Webb says that they cannot use that as an excuse when they host Slimbridge tomorrow.

“At the moment I’m just hoping that I can name three substitutes,” Webb said. “But that is why you have a squad of players.

“We are targeting to get into that top three and we have players that are good enough.”

With Aaron Woodley still struggling with a hamstring problem, veteran defender Matt Coupe is also set to miss out due to the same issue.

George Kellow has also been ruled out with a knee injury, while Webb was waiting to discover if Ryan Wood will be have to left on the sidelines for three weeks due to the concussion protocols.

Skipper Zac Westlake is also a doubt after sustaining a nasty cut to his foot, while Joe Selman and Brad Hooper missed the trip to the Raymond McEnhill Stadium due to illness.

“I have had a text from both Joe and Brad and hopefully they might be okay,” Webb said. “At the moment I’m just thinking about getting through Saturday and then I can look at Tuesday after that.

“We have got four tough games to finish November with and if some of the injuries are going to be more than seven days then maybe I’ll have to try and look at bringing in someone – but that is not easy.”

Slimbridge come into tomorrow’s clash on the back of a 5-1 home defeat to neighbours Yate Town, however, Webb is not reading too much into that result.

“We watched them earlier in the season and they are a much-improved side from last year,” Webb said.