RICHIE Wellens has been hit by another injury blow, this time losing playmaker Keshi Anderson - who has been ruled out for six weeks.

With the help of two of Town’s medical staff, Anderson hobbled off the pitch with less than 20 minutes played during Saturday’s visit of Walsall.

The 24-year-old was left clutching his right leg in pain after attempting to control Dion Donohue’s pass that ran parallel with the left touchline amid the hosts’ search for a second goal.

Though Anderson appeared in good spirits at the County Ground on Wednesday prior to the club’s pre-match press conference ahead Saturday’s FA Cup first round trip to Cheltenham, Wellens confirmed the Luton-born forward won’t play again until December.

It means Anderson will most likely miss Town’s League Two games against Salford, Mansfield, Grimsby and Oldham.

“Keshi (Anderson) has had a scan, he’ll probably be out for six weeks,” said Wellens.

“To have my two wingers out, the other being Lloyd Isgrove, is not ideal but we’ve had this problem for the majority of the season excluding the first seven games.

“It’s an opportunity for someone to come and stake a claim. When either Keshi or Lloyd have been fit, they’ve played – so this is an opportunity for someone else.

“We’ve used Diallang (Jaiyesimi) and Kaiyne (Woolery), who has been exceptional when he’s come on.

“I’m hoping DJ’s goal has given him a lot of confidence, because it’s difficult when you’ve been out for a few weeks.”

Meanwhile, Paul Caddis is no longer training with Swindon Town, and any possibility of the versatile right back re-signing for the club has been ruled out by manager Richie Wellens.

Caddis made 77 Football League appearances for Town during a two-season stint in Wiltshire nine years ago before Championship club Birmingham snapped up the 31-year-old on a three-year deal following an initial loan spell at St Andrews.

Caddis has been without a club following the expiry of his contract at Bradford City last season, however he linked up with Wellens’ squad in October to establish an appropriate level of match fitness should a team call on his services.

Wellens himself didn’t rule out the possibility of swooping for the former Town favourite. But he confirmed to the Adver on Wednesday that no wage budget is available to him following the signings of Gabriel Zakuani and Dion Donohue.

“It’s only because of finances (that we can’t sign Paul Caddis),” said Wellens.

“We didn’t budget for Gabriel Zakuani or Dion Donohue. We picked up injuries and you don’t expect to get them.”