JONATHAN Tehoue’s future at Swindon is in doubt after Paolo Di Canio confirmed that the on-loan Leyton Orient striker is unlikely to play for Town again this season.

The Frenchman joined the Robins at the start of March and has made three appearances for the club, starting one game and coming off the bench twice.

However, Tehoue is understood to have been involved in a training ground incident towards the end of last week and he was not in the squad for Saturday’s game against Bristol Rovers.

Di Canio confirmed after the game that he will likely remain a Town player until the end of the season, but admitted that at the moment he is happy with the other attacking options at his disposal.

“If nothing happens really wrong he will stay here,” the Town boss told the Advertiser. “It is only a technical decision so we will see what is going on.

“There were not incredible things like what happened with Leon Clarke, the only thing that has happened is that I prefer the strikers I have here.”

Should Tehoue be no longer selected, Paul Benson, Alan Connell, Ronan Murray and Raffa De Vita will be Di Canio’s attacking options between now and the end of the season.

Connell is Town’s top scorer but has missed two gilt-edged chances in his last two games, volleying wide from a good position in the final of the Johnstone’s Paint Trophy before poking a shot onto the bar against Rovers on Saturday with the goal at his mercy.

However, Di Canio has backed Connell to bounce back from those missed chances and play a crucial role in helping Town secure promotion back to League One.

“Alan Connell is a player who will give me everything,” he added.

“Yes, he missed a chance on Saturday but it happened and I know he will work on it and improve for the future.

“That is the honest relationship I have with my players, we don’t say they are unlucky we recognise mistakes and know what we need to do to improve.

“Alan is the top scorer, he is crucial and we have to accept that he can miss one or two goals.

“Next time he can maybe score and get us the three points and we will go up.”