RICHIE Wellens admits he will be forced to come up with a new tactical plan for Saturday’s clash at home to Newport County should he be hit by a double injury blow.

Keshi Anderson was forced off in the opening quarter-of-an-hour of last weekend’s 1-0 win away at Cambridge United in League Two after the forward suffered a hamstring injury.

His replacement, Kaiyne Woolery, was also noticeably flagging towards the latter stages at the Abbey Stadium, with Wellens revealing post-match that he had played through the pain barrier after hurting his knee.

Anderson has been a regular on Wellens’ team sheet this season and if both he and Woolery are forced to miss the match against the Exiles, the Town boss concedes an overhaul in approach will be required.

“Keshi has hurt his hamstring. We don’t know if it is a pull or just a tightening of it,” said Wellens.

“Keshi is a big player for us so we are not happy about it but we will try to rest him up through the week.

“Every credit to Kaiyne because he was struggling with a sore knee. Every time it broke for him, it was a counter-attack, so he had to run 50 yards.

“It happened in the very last kick of the first half from a block tackle. He came in at half-time struggling and we said give it five to 10 minutes. We didn’t want to take Kaiyne off because we didn’t want our midfield structure to change.

“If they are not fit for next week, then we will have to change the way we play. We can’t play with offset wingers who come into pockets.

“We are going to need the whole squad. In the coming weeks, we are going to make changes because that’s the nature of the league. We are going to need everybody fit and well.”

Central defender Tom Broadbent was a notable absentee from the matchday squad against Colchester.

The 27-year-old came on as a first-half substitute in Town’s previous game against Colchester United after Mathieu Baudry limped off injury but turned in a below-par performance as Swindon slipped to a 3-0 defeat.

Broadbent was left out of the 18-man squad altogether at the Abbey Stadium, with Zeki Fryers handed a starting role in Baudry’s absence.

Wellens explained: “Zeki was a difficult call. It was a tough one to leave Tom at home.

“He just needs to train hard and make sure he does everything right and when he gets his next opportunity, take it with both hands.

“There was an opportunity for him to come in on Tuesday. We were at home, we were playing well, we were second in the league.

“It was a brilliant opportunity for someone to come in and say I am going to grab this game by the scruff of the neck and no one is taking this shirt off me.

“Unfortunately, he didn’t take that. I think he realises that if he is honest with himself and we had to make a different selection.”