SWINDON Town defender Romoney Crichlow could make his return from injury against Harrogate Town this weekend, according to head coach Ben Garner.

The Huddersfield Town loanee suffered an ankle injury during Swindon’s 3-1 win away at Oldham Athletic on October 30 and has completed a lengthy rehabilitation programme before returning to full training earlier this week.

Having come through the first training session without a hiccup, Garner revealed the centre-back may well be in contention for a starting spot on Saturday.

Garner said: “Rom has been with us most of the time. He did the first week of rehabilitation in Huddersfield because he sustained the injury at Oldham and he was planning to stay in Huddersfield that weekend anyway.

“He did the first week of his rehab at Huddersfield, so we send our appreciation to Huddersfield for looking after him over that first week.

“Since then, he’s been back with us and going through a rehab programme.

“He’s been very, very good with it, and he joined in full training on Thursday with – so far – no adverse reaction. All being well, he will be available for selection against Harrogate.”

While Town can look forward to welcoming back one key part of the defence, Garner stated the wait for Mathieu Baudry to return to the fold will be a much longer one.

The Frenchman is progressing well in his rehabilitation programme, according to the Town boss, but remains a “long-term” absentee from the squad.

Garner said: “Mathieu is still doing his rehab. We think that will be slightly longer-term, so we’ll get it scanned again at four weeks to see where we are – we’re at two or three now.

“But he’s such a quick healer and such a positive guy with his mentality and his approach. He’s one of those where he’d try running and playing today if he could because, in his mind, he will feel right.

“But we need to make sure that we do it the right way and he’s being rehabbed fully.”