MATHIEU Baudry will be the only player absent from Swindon Town’s squad this afternoon because of injury, Richie Wellens has confirmed.

The French central defender has been out of action since Exeter City visited the County Ground on the first day of the month.

Wellens could however welcome Keshi Anderson back into the matchday squad, though the attacking midfielder is severely lacking in match fitness as a direct result of Wellens being unable to secure a behind closed doors friendly due to the foul recent weather.

Paul Caddis, who was subbed off early against Northampton last week, is fit and has trained with the squad since Wednesday.

Wellens said: “Keshi (Anderson) is fit, we just need to get some work into them.

“Mathieu (Baudry) will probably be another week. We keep saying another week, but he just isn’t getting there.

“In terms of players out, it’s just Baudry. Everyone else is fit and we have a strong squad.

“Paul Caddis is fit and has trained for the last two days. He is a proper professional, if he has a niggle he will tell people straight away and will not play on – that allows his recovery time to be quicker.

“He’s a quick healer too.”

Storms Ciara and Dennis have impacted Town’s chances of sourcing a friendly in recent weeks, and a number of fringe players are without valuable game minutes in recent weeks as a result.

Training has been spread across the region too, with Bisham Abbey – located near High Wycombe – again used as the first team’s training base on Wednesday following a team building afternoon of paintballing on Tuesday.

Wellens added: “We’ve been desperately trying to get a friendly for Keshi and a couple of other players.

“But, because of the weather, no training ground is fit for purpose – friendlies are out of the question really.

“But we do need to get some minutes into Keshi.

“We took them paintballing on Tuesday, then trained at Bisham Abbey on Wednesday. It’s far from ideal, even training on the astro turf isn’t ideal.

“Four or five lads with knees and ankles had to pull out. But, I imagine every team up and down the country is in the same boat – the weather has been atrocious.

“We just have to get on it, we don’t have any excuses concerning our training time.”