SWINDON Town manager Phil Brown is facing one of the biggest selection headaches of his managerial career ahead of tomorrow’s trip south to face in-form Exeter City at St James’ Park.

The 59-year-old has been boosted by the return of striker Kaiyne Woolery in the week in addition to both Sid Nelson and top goalscorer Michael Doughty taking part in a full training session on Thursday morning and coming out unscathed.

Youngster Scott Twine also pitched for a starting spot after impressing against Plymouth Argyle in the week – the same can also be said for Marc Richards, Ellis Iandolo, Dion Conroy and Martin Smith, to name a few.

By Friday morning, Brown typically has his starting 11 sorted before working out the best way to approach the game.

However the Town boss admitted to still having three positions to fill ahead of the Grecians tie.

He said: “I’ve still got two or three big decisions to make.

“Training has definitely gone up a gear this week, but that counts for nothing unless we perform on Saturday.

“We’re going to a top three side, and since the change in management there has been a change in mentality at Exeter.

“They’ve played the youthful card for a number of years, and they’ve played it well.

“They had a style of play and a philosophy - that philosophy has certainly changed, they’ve got a very experienced team at the moment.”

Leading Exeter’s charge is joint top League Two goalscorer Jayden Stockley, a player who Brown admits ‘bullied’ his two centre halves the last time that Town travelled to Exeter in March.

With two new faces in defence for Swindon this time around though, Brown confirmed no such bullying will take place – he instead voiced his own physical threat to Matt Taylor’s side.

“Exeter are led by Jayden Stockley up front, he bullied us last year,” admitted Brown.

“That won’t be happening again. We’ll be going there with a serious physical threat, and if there’s any bullying going on it will be coming from our end of the stick.

“They’ve got a good budget, and it allowed them to get two players that I was chasing in the summer because of a better contract.

“That’s where we lie, but that doesn’t mean to say I’m not pleased with my squad.

“We’ve seen some mouth-watering performances a couple of times this season. If I can get my strongest team out there and my treatment room empty then the competition for places will hopefully give us that edge.

“This is one of our biggest tests so far this season.

“There’s been a change of personal over the summer, I don’t particularly subscribe to 27 changes in the changing room.

“But at the same time the people I’ve got in the changing room are, in my opinion, better than what we had last season.”