SWINDON Town first-team coach Tommy Wright admits players will be hard pressed to force their way into the side against Colchester United on Tuesday night given their strong run of recent results.

Richie Wellens’ side have won each of their last three League Two fixtures by a combined scoreline of 9-2, with that sequence capped by a dominant 3-0 victory at home to Macclesfield Town on Saturday.

Swindon have a swift return to the Energy Check County Ground tomorrow for the visit of Colchester and it is likely that the same XI that started against the Silkmen will be selected again.

That means even last season’s Swindon Advertiser player of the season, Michael Doughty, will have to make do with a place on the bench at best as the midfielder returns from a three-match suspension.

Wright explained: “I don’t think there is much of a selection dilemma with the way we played on Saturday.

“Michael comes back from suspension but it is hard to take anyone out of the team because of the way we have been playing.

“Three wins on the bounce, all with three goals, and especially with the way we played on Saturday where we dominated probably 90 per cent of the game.

“It is hard to change things around, but you never know.”

Club captain Dion Conroy will be assessed ahead of kick-off tomorrow after a dead leg restricted his involvement in Monday’s training schedule, while midfielder Jordan Lyden’s return from a thigh injury is at least a fortnight away.

“Dion has a bit of a dead leg. He did not do much on Monday but he should be OK,” said Wright.

“Zeki (Fryers) trained again and is fine. Jordan Lyden won’t be ready but he is progressing well. We are looking at probably two to three weeks from now. He is feeling a lot better, so that is good news.”

Town have already faced off against Colchester this season, with Wellens’ side suffering a 3-0 defeat in the Carabao Cup first round back in August.

The U’s scored all three of their goals in the final quarter-of-an-hour and only after by a pair of second-half red cards had been shown to Swindon forward Jerry Yates and home full-back Cohen Bramall.

Although feeling the previous result between the two sides was harsh on Swindon, Wright has no doubt that Colchester are a team capable of causing problems.

“It is a dangerous game for us in a number of ways,” said Wright.

“I am quite an admirer of the way Colchester play, I think John (McGreal) has done a really good job there and I think they can be very dangerous. They have got certain individuals who can really hurt you.

“In the League Cup game, I thought we were excellent in the first half – it was probably the best we have played. We had three or four chances but we didn’t get the goal we deserved.

“Then in the second half after the sendings off, we kind of lost our shape and one or two who hadn’t played a lot of football lost their legs. It was never a 3-0 game.”