STRIKER Luke Norris may still feature for Swindon Town this season despite dislocating his shoulder little more than a week ago., according to manager Phil Brown.

Norris is the club’s top scorer this term with 14 goals and dislocated his shoulder for the fourth time this season in Swindon’s 1-1 draw away at Crawley Town in League Two on Easter Monday after initially suffering the same issue on the opening day of the campaign.

The former Gillingham man has been pencilled in for an operation at the end of the month, but Brown has not totally ruled the frontman out from playing again this season.

“Luke will have an operation. We haven’t got him in until April 30, so it is a bit of a dead period until then,” he said.

“That raises the question of if it heals sufficiently between now and the end of April, will he be able to see the season out?

“It will be one game (Accrington on May 5), plus three in the play-offs after that.

“It is a race against time and if Luke feels he can contribute in a game or in training before April 30, there is a chance he could have his operation at the end of the season.

“It all depends on the healing process of Luke Norris.”

After being restored to the starting XI on Saturday for Swindon’s 0-0 draw at home to Carlisle United, on-loan winger Kellan Gordan was forced to be substituted in the opening minutes after he too suffered a shoulder dislocation.

Brown, who is halfway through his 10-game contract at the club, says there is nothing Town can do help the 19-year-old, as he is now back with his parent club Derby County.

“Kellan has gone back to Derby. I met his mum, this woman was running up and down behind me asking if everything was okay,” added Brown, who says there are no more new injury concerns.

“I didn’t recognise her, I thought it was a Swindon Town fan but it wasn’t, it was his mum so I had a chat with her outside the ground on Saturday.

“Obviously our wishes go with Kellan. Hopefully it will be a speedy recovery. I don’t know if he will need an operation, we are in the hands of Derby County.

“We are awaiting further detail from their medical department.”