RIGHT back Kyle Knoyle is likely to return to Swindon Town’s starting line-up tomorrow as promotion hopefuls Forest Green Rovers visit the County Ground.

Knoyle was left out of the Town starting XI last weekend as a precaution after the 22-year-old was concussed during the club’s trip to Tranmere a week earlier.

The former West Ham player only passed a concussion test the day before last week’s game against Crawley – which ended in a one-goal defeat.

Knoyle’s absence ensured Canice Carroll – currently on loan until the end of the season from Brentford - filled the right-back role.

But his performance fell under heavy criticism from fans who were far from pleased with the loan signing’s efforts.

Manager Richie Wellens confirmed on Wednesday that Knoyle is likely to be back in the squad, but wasn’t clear on Carroll’s role in the team this weekend.

Elsewhere, Olly Lancashire will remain sidelined with a back problem while Toumani Diagouraga could make the bench having trained for 10 days on a full-time basis.

Wellens said: “Kyle Knoyle was concussed against Tranmere, he didn’t train all week after that and only passed the concussion test on Friday (before Crawley).

“But he’s trained every day this week so he will be fine.

“Olly Lancashire is still a bit away from returning to the squad, we struggled finding out what the problem was – we thought it was his calf, but we found it it’s a nerve in his back.

“He looks to be improving quite quickly.

“Toumani (Diagouraga) has been training for 10 days now, but because of the size of him we need to get some fitness in him.

“He played in a friendly at Aston Villa, but we need to get a bit more work load into him.”