SWINDON Town will be without three key names for Tuesday’s trip to Northampton Town after manager Richie Wellens revealed Mathieu Baudry, Jerry Yates and Keshi Anderson will be missing through injury.

Baudry has not recovered as efficiently as first hoped after having an injection prior to Saturday’s 1-1 draw against Carlisle while Yates took a knock to his knee in the closing stages of the weekend’s stalemate.

Meanwhile, Anderson – who had travelled up to Cumbria with hopes of potentially making the bench – pulled out of the first of two planned training sessions early, according to Wellens.

While setbacks for Anderson and Baudry means Wellens will not be forced into making changes, Yates’s absence does throw up other challenges for the Town boss.

The 39-year-old is hopeful he will have the Rotherham loanee back sooner rather than later though.

Wellens said: “Jerry Yates will be missing or very, very doubtful too because he suffered a blow to his knee with about 10 minutes to go against Carlisle.

“Jerry, being the lad that he is, tried to carry on. That might have made it worse – we’re not sure – but he went for a scan on Monday, so we’ll find out more later in the week.

“We don’t know how long he’ll be out for, and there’s no point in guessing.

“One thing I do know is that Jerry – being the type of lad that he is – will try and get back as soon as he can.”

With Yates out, it had been hoped that Anderson may have been able to come in as a replacement following Wellens suggesting the 24-year-old was close to a return to action.

But the Town boss suggested Anderson may have to wait for his opportunity after the attacker failed to complete the first of two scheduled training sessions last week.

Wellens said: “Keshi travelled with us to Carlisle with the intention of training on Friday and Saturday to try and keep up with his workload, but he pulled out of the session on Friday.

“We just need to get some fitness into his legs because his whole season has been stop-start, and we can’t keep working like that.

“We need to make sure that when he does come back, he’s fully fit.

“Mathieu Baudry didn’t train on Monday either. The injection didn’t go as well as we would have liked, so he will definitely be out for Northampton.”