CHARISMATIC Sid Nelson and top goalscorer Michael Doughty could both be in line for a return to Swindon Town’s starting 11 on Saturday at St James’ Park against Exeter City.

Nelson missed Town’s home draw against Northampton last weekend and Tuesday night’s impressive three-goal win at Plymouth Argyle due to a slight hip injury.

Twenty-five-year-old Michael Doughty meanwhile has also been sidelined with a hip injury and hasn’t appeared since Swindon’s one-goal win over Newport County in the Checkatrade Trophy more than a month ago.

Doughty’s injury in particular has frustrated Brown, who reacted to the London-born player’s injury by shuffling Town’s attacking threat – which has consequently produced eight goals in six fixtures.

But there is light is at the end of the tunnel for both Doughty and Nelson, though Brown admits he will be taking no risks with the pair.

“It’s very good and positive news, both Sid (Nelson) and Michael (Doughty) trained on Thursday,” said Brown.

“I wouldn’t say they trained fully, but it was very positive that they we throwing themselves into the hat for Exeter.

“I’ve got to be careful on both of them. From a scan perspective there is a little muscle tear with regards to Sid.

“Where Michael is concerned, he’s missed a big chunk of training. He got through the session on Thursday, but I would say he was looking after himself – he wasn’t going at it 100 per cent.

“But he got through it, so it was very positive for everybody.

“Now I’ve got a decision to make, they will probably both be in the squad.”

Forward Kaiyne Woolery is also likely to feature on the team sheet come Saturday after impressing Brown during Town’s mid-week trip to Plymouth Argyle in the Checkatrade Trophy.

Woolery came off the bench and scored on his return having not appeared in a Town shirt for six months after suffering a knee injury.

While the 23-year-old only bagged five goals for Swindon last season after joining from Wigan for a £350,000 in the summer, Brown failed to hide his admiration for the youngster.

Brown added: “I was pleasantly surprised at what Kaiyne (Woolery) was doing (against Plymouth on Tuesday).

“He has been over the last two or three weeks been running with a little bit of a limp.

“There’s been a little bit of discomfort for him in his deceleration process on Tuesday, but the acceleration has delighted me.

“Kaiyne is in the squad for Saturday.”

Another player on Brown’s radar this week is talented stopper Will Henry, who earlier this season completed a one-month loan deal at Chippenham.

Henry earned Brown’s praise after impressing on the training ground, with the Town boss going as far as saying he’s competing for first-team action.

He said: “The goalkeeping situation has kept me up the most over the last three or four weeks.

“That’s not completely gone away because I’m seeing the emergence of Will Henry on the training ground.

“That has become a threat not just for Lawrence Vigouroux when he comes back from international duty.

“But it’s also a threat to Luke McCormick, who we saw go back to a club he served for many seasons and served them well.”