Matt Taylor a doubt for Swindon ahead of Forest Green derby

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Veteran full-back Matt Taylor will face a late fitness Test as Swindon host local rivals Forest Green.

Veteran full-back Matt Taylor will face a late fitness Test as Swindon host local rivals Forest Green.

Taylor limped off early in the first half of Saturday’s 3-2 win over MK Dons and is a doubt for the visit of former Town boss Mark Cooper’s men.

If Taylor is unable to take his place at left-back he is likely to be replaced by Ali Koiki, who came off the bench at the weekend.

Centre-back Luke Woolfenden is definitely out so Dion Conroy andTom Broadbent will continue in the heart of the defence.

Forest Green boss Cooper is likely to revert back to three defenders for the 22-mile trip east.

Cooper changed to a back four against Notts County and the weekend and saw his side slip to a disappointing defeat against the league’s bottom side, so defenderNathan McGinley may win a recall.

Goalkeeper Lewis Ward, who made his first start for the club against the Magpies, is likely to retain his place with James Montgomery still recovering from minor facial surgery.

Dayle Grubb remains on the sidelines with a knee injury.

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