STAR attacking players Lloyd Isgrove and Keshi Anderson are major doubts for tomorrow night’s League Two visit of Northampton Town, with both players nursing knee injuries.

Both men didn’t train this morning (Monday) following Saturday’s 1-1 draw at St James’ Park against Exeter City.

Town manager Richie Wellens is prepared to grant both players the best possible chance of proving their fitness ahead of kick-off tomorrow night.

But leaving them out of the squad looks the more likely route that Wellens will go down.

And that will consequently change Town’s style of play when moving forward with possession.

Wellens said: “We’ll give them (Lloyd Isgrove and Keshi Anderson) as much chance possible and wait until tomorrow morning. But I’d say they are struggling at the moment.

“It’s the first time this season we’ve had to change personnel – apart from Jerry Yates’ suspension.

“If we are without Keshi and Lloyd then we’ll have to change the way we play a bit because we won’t have the same pace.”

Meanwhile, midfielders Danny Rose and Cameron McGilp have returned to training – but only on a fitness level.

Rose is recovering from an operation to remove a screw while McGilp suffered a hamstring knock during Town’s pre-season tour to La Manga.

Both players are expected to be pushing for first-team selection in the next couple of weeks.

It is also expected that Arsenal defender Dan Ballard will return to his parent club after being ruled out for several months with a knee injury.

Winger Diallang Jaiyesimi however will remain at SN1 with a view to a return to full fitness at the end of October.

Wellens added: “It’s lucky we have had these injuries now.

“If Dan Ballard got himself injured on September 3, then we’d be stuck. There would be no time for him to recover and we couldn’t get anyone else in.

“I always try and take the positives out of things, and we have a couple of weeks to get someone in as his replacement.”

“With Diallang (Jaiyesimi) it’s different - he can be used in November and December.

“If we cancel the loan now, the lad will be in no man’s land come those months because he won’t be able to play for Norwich or us.

“We’ll keep Diallang, and hopefully get him back in the team.”