RICHIE WELLENS and Noel Hunt have toyed with the idea of playing without a recognised striker in tomorrow’s League Two game against Stevenage amid a series of key players being ruled out through injury or suspension.

Elijah Adebayo’s yellow card in the closing minutes of Saturday’s win at Port Vale means he will miss tomorrow’s home fixture while the inclusion of Marc Richards remains a doubt after he picked up a slight thigh injury during Saturday’s pre-match warm-up.

Midfielder Jak McCourt is also missing while Keshi Anderson had to be ‘looked after’ on Monday after suffering from cramp in the second half of Saturday’s game.

The above injuries have left both Wellens and Hunt scratching their head regarding team selection for Town’s latest League Two contest, which could see Swindon’s 10 month wait for back to back league wins end if Wellens’ side can record three points.

Assistant boss Hunt said looking at patterns in training will be key to their final call on squad selection and didn’t rule out a debut for Wiltshire-born academy graduate Sol Pryce.

He said: “It’s tough not having a recognised striker, but Sol (Pryce) played well in our friendly last Tuesday – he gave himself a chance.

“We’ve got no issue if we have to play with Sol, he is capable of going out there and doing a job for us.

“It’s no secret that Elijah (Adebayo) is suspended.

“Marc (Richards) felt his thigh in his last kick of the warm up on Saturday (against Port Vale).

“Jak (McCourt) has a shoulder injury and James Dunne is not available.

“We’ve got a small squad at the moment, but the boys that play will be capable.

“Keshi (Anderson) was suffering with a bit of cramp, he got a bit of a knock.

“But we have looked after him.

“We looked at the patterns in training and played some five-a-side on Monday.”

Meanwhile Hunt himself won’t be able to feature due to his appearances at Wigan and Waterford this year.

And the 35-year-old added there has been little discussion between himself and Wellens about a potential appearance should numbers be light in the future.

Hunt added: “I can’t play because I’ve played already this season, and it’s not something we’ve really talked about.

“We’ve looked at a couple of scenarios – we’ve looked at playing with a young striker and without one.”