RICHIE Wellens won’t be taking risks with Rob Hunt’s fitness heading into Swindon Town’s busiest spell of the season.

The full-back missed out on Tuesday night’s win over Scunthorpe United with a hamstring injury.

Heading into this weekend’s home game against Forest Green Rovers Hunt did not train on Friday.

While Wellens says he may yet appear on the bench, Hunt will not be thrown into unnecessary action with the defensive options available not as deep as other areas of the squad.

“I’m hopeful, but we’ll just have to wait and see,” the Swindon chief said of Hunt’s chances of facing Forest Green.

“We’ve got seven more games left in this month so unless it’s 100 per cent right, we won’t be risking him.

“He’s not trained today so we’ll just have to make the decision. He might be on the bench.

“We’re strong in forward areas, we’re strong in midfield, loads of options. But in defence I’m worried if we pick up any injuries.

“We can put Tyler (Reid) on the bench if we want to, that’s an option. We also have the option of putting Anthony Grant at the back.

“Taylor Curran is now fit and trained sufficiently to be back in the squad.”

Vice-captain Mathieu Baudry, however, will not be back in time.

Wellens added: “The Mathieu Baudry one is getting frustrating now because we thought he was going to be fit three or four weeks ago, but it’s just been the next game and the next game.

“We’ll probably look at another two or three games.”

The Forest Green match will be just the second of eight to come in March.

That means the squad depth available to Wellens will be vital in the coming month – and the Town boss has every faith.

“The whole squad is going to be used in the next three or four weeks,” he said. “I think we’ve got the squad capable of doing it.

“The ones who’ve just done a little bit extra outside are the ones that have not been getting regular football and they’ve trained great, their attitude is spot on.

“If they get the chance and they take it, then they’ll stay in.”