DION Conroy has been told he must get fitter by manager John Sheridan after Swindon Town’s club captain picked up another small injury recently.

Sheridan did not define the latest injury to keep Conroy out of action, but did say the 25-year-old has only trained once in Town’s last six sessions due to a problem.

After coming back from his second long-term knee injury earlier this season, Conroy only missed one match - through suspension - in a run of 19 games before being dropped as Swindon beat Fleetwood last month.

Despite that, the Town boss was left frustrated at Conroy’s lack of availability and warned the centre-back he must work harder to improve his overall fitness if he wants to stay injury-free.

Sheridan said: “He (Conroy) is injured again. He doesn’t train enough on a regular basis, and he needs to get himself a lot, lot fitter.

“He has too many niggly injuries – he’s off again – he’s only trained once in the last six days.

“Whether it’s his calf injury or his Achilles injury, but I think it’s just a lack of fitness because he’s not playing on a regular basis. He just needs to work harder to get himself fit.

“We get too many injuries for some reason. When you’re not getting results, sometimes you’re bringing players back a week or two early because you’re after that result.

“But we’ve picked up too many injuries – (Mathieu) Baudry, Zeki (Fryers), Jordan Lyden is another one who is gets injured often. We need to get the bottom of why we do keep picking injuries up.”