SWINDON Town head coach Ben Garner expects to have almost all of his squad available for today's home clash with Colchester United (3pm).

Midfielder Anthony Grant is back after international duty, while Rob Hunt, Harry McKirdy and Ricky Aguiar could also return after missing last Saturday's draw with Northampton Town.

Garner gave an update at yesterday's press conference ahead of the clash with Colchester as Town look to return to the play-off places with a win at the County Ground.

He said: "There’s no-one I would say was unavailable, it’s a case of judging fitness levels and picking a team that is right for the game.

“A lot of work has gone in the last few weeks to get these players where they need to be.”

Summer signings McKirdy and Aguiar sat out the game at Sixfields after picking up minor knocks while Grant was called up by Jamaica and had to quarantine for a period of time upon his return to the UK. McKirdy is still rated a fitness doubt by the head coach.

Hunt, who, along with his partner Jayde celebrated the birth of their daughter on Sunday, is also available.

Garner said: "He’s been great this week, he’s coming on top of the world, and rightly so, everyone here is delighted for him and his partner, he’s trained very well this week.”

Garner also discussed Jayden Mitchell-Lawson and whether the on-loan Derby County youngster may be given his first start today.

“He went a long period without football at all, 18 months with minimal games because he want off on loan and then back to his parent club and then he picked up an injury, and then lockdown training,” said Garner.

“So we’re building him back up, he’s worked hard to recover from the knee injury, 

"It’s a case of building him up in the right way and when he’s ready to start again we’ll do so.”