BEN Gladwin has made a quick recovery from a knee injury and now looks set to be involved in Swindon Town’s matchday squad at Bromley this afternoon.
The former Marlow midfielder missed the home clash with Southampton on Monday night because of the knock and originally manager Mark Cooper had expected him to sit out the trip to the Courage Stadium today.
However, Gladwin returned to training earlier than expected on Thursday and, barring any late mishaps, will now feature for the Robins against their Conference South hosts.
Cooper told the Advertiser: “Ben trained (on Thursday) so he’ll be in if there’s no reaction, he’ll be in the squad for Saturday. He was desperate to get back and he trained well.
“Curtis (Da Costa) is still struggling a bit and Harry‘s (Agombar) ankle’s still sore. There’s not many of them (in the squad) but they’re all fit.”
Bromley finished third at their current level last term, earning the right to compete in the play-offs for a place in the Conference Premier. The Ravens were beaten 4-1 on aggregate by Ebbsfleet in the semi-final but look set to make another charge at promotion in 2014/15.
For Cooper, the match represents a good test of his side’s resources with the new League One campaign just two short weeks away.
He said: “Bromley should be a decent test. They’re a good Conference South outfit, I think they got in the play-offs last year so we’re looking forward to it.
“They’ll try to play football. The Conference South and Conference North teams are very enthusiastic.
“It should be a nice pitch so hopefully we can go there and have a bit more of the ball than we did the other night.
“It’s a game with two weeks to go which should have everything we need in it.”