SWINDON Town manager Richie Wellens is likely to completely reshuffle his midfield in tonight’s EFL Trophy clash at home to Plymouth Argyle.

Michael Doughty, Adam May and Danny Rose were all on the bench for Town during their 2-1 defeat at Bradford City in League Two at the weekend but Wellens hinted all three could come into the starting line-up against Argyle.

Those changes come in the wake of an injury to Jordan Lyden, who has suffered a swollen toe and could now miss Town’s next league fixture this coming weekend, which is also at home to Plymouth.

Fellow midfielder Sidy Sanokho is unlikely to come into the team this time, although on-loan goalkeeper Steven Benda will be given his chance to impress.

“Training was good on Monday for the ones that are desperate for a game. It is important they are champing at the bit. There will be a few changes,” said Wellens.

“Mathieu Baudry trained on Monday and the only injury we have picked up is Jordan Lyden. He has got a badly swollen toe and will be touch-and-go for the weekend.

“Steven Benda will play, it is a big opportunity for him. He has come in and trained well in. We will see how he does and take it from there.

“Maybe Sidy Sanokho will have to wait. Midfield is an area where we are really strong.

“Danny Rose didn’t play at the weekend. He was unfortunate, so he will play.

“Adam May has been one of the best players in training every single day, so he is champing at the bit.

“Michael Doughty comes back into it, so he will play.

“I will only pick players based on their performances on a Saturday and a Tuesday and in training.”

Town were beaten 3-2 at home by Chelsea U21s in their group stage opener, so are likely to need a win tonight to progress to the knockout stages.

Although Wellens would love to fight for the silverware, the Town boss concedes he has other prioritise as he tries to manage a depleted squad.

One thing tonight’s fixture will do, though, is give Wellens a close look at Plymouth before the two renew battle in the league at the weekend.

“It is one of those competitions that you really want to do well in but you just want to get through the first four or five games and then think: ‘Hang on, we are in the semi-finals’,” said Wellens.

“It’s tough because we haven’t got a big enough squad to really go for it in a competition like this and risk picking up injuries and suspensions.

“The league game against Plymouth will be more important but it will give us a good guide on what they do and how they play.”