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SWINDON TOWN: Roberts expected to miss Bury trip
4:30pm Thursday 4th October 2012 in Sport
GARY Roberts is unlikely to be fit for Swindon Town's trip to Bury this weekend, manager Paolo Di Canio has confirmed.
The winger is suffering from a groin problem which kept him out of the visit of Colchester on Tuesday night and, although he will be assessed on Friday morning, it is expected that he will remain in Wiltshire this weekend.
However, right-back Nathan Thompson could return to the matchday squad after a thigh problem.
“There is a chance for one of the two, one for sure will be travelling - Nathan Thompson. Gary we will test tomorrow to see whether he is travelling or not. I will wait," Di Canio told the local press this afternoon.
“It is another situation which we don’t want to risk because when he came back we saw the difference.
“Now for sure, if we don’t risk Saturday, Monday and Tuesday he will join the team full-time and he will be okay for next Saturday.
“Even if we want to win, we are still at the beginning and we have to handle the situation. If he has an injury now at the end it is very difficult, we need him.
“So probably we won’t risk him for Saturday but Nathan Thompson will join us tomorrow for the trip."