RICHIE Wellens will be forced into a change in attack for Swindon Town’s trip to Stevenage tomorrow night after revealing striker Kaiyne Woolery has been ruled out through injury.

Woolery suffered the muscular issue during Saturday’s League Two defeat at Carlisle United, although given the short turnaround since the team’s return from Bruton Park, a full diagnosis of the problem is ongoing.

However, Wellens stated Woolery would definitely miss Tuesday’s game at Broadhall Way, with the club keen to avoid the same injury nightmare the 24-year-old endured at the start of the season that saw him play just four games before December.

“We have got a of couple concerns. Kaiyne Woolery is struggling – he won’t be fit – and Kyle Knoyle came off with a little knock,” said Wellens.

“We will probably be making a few changes but we have got a squad that can allow us to bring other people in and hopefully not miss them.

“With the type of player Kaiyne is, it’s a muscle injury. He is a sprinter and when a player sprints as quickly as he does, you are always liable to pick up injuries.

“He has not pulled anything but we just don’t want a recurrence of what happened when we was out last time. We would rather it was a couple of weeks than a couple of months. We will give him the best time to recover.”

Given the quick turnaround between games – particularly with both being away from home – Wellens admits Town’s on-field preparations for Stevenage have been restricted as recovery from the previous match at Carlisle has been the priority.

“The truth is, you don’t get much time – in terms of on the pitch anyway,” said Wellens.

“We will do video analysis and I have watched our game back and I have watched Stevenage’s game.

“We have to look after the players. We have just played and we know we have got a game in 24 hours’ time. It’s about getting the energy back in their legs.

“The tactical stuff will be visual rather than actually doing it.”

Stevenage head into the game in the midst of a tough run of form – collecting just two points from their last five games – and Wellens is expecting a physical battle first and foremost.

“They are a very fit, strong team. At the weekend, they played 4-4-2 with two six-foot-three strikers high up the pitch, so we will tell our centre-halves to expect plenty of aerial balls,” said Wellens.

“When we played them earlier in the season, we went 2-0 up very quickly, but in the last 20 minutes, we were on the ropes because they constantly bombarded us.

“I think we have grown in terms of our physical stature since then and we are more equipped to deal with that.”