Swindon Town Vs Tranmere Rovers, Tue 25 Jan 2011

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Andy Frampton could well start against Tranmere while new signing Aden Flint may also be involved as Swindon boss Danny Wilson looks to shore up his leaky defence.

Town`s rearguard has been their downfall so often this season and it was again the case on Saturday as Bristol Rovers claimed derby bragging rights with a 3-1 victory, leading to Wilson`s damning assessment of his backline.

And the Robins boss may well have refreshing options for what he describes as "a massive game" against a Tranmere side just one place and one point above fifth-bottom Swindon in the table.

Frampton returned to full training on Monday morning and is nearing full fitness after a groin strain, while Flint will also be in contention for his debut should Football League clearance arrive in time following Friday`s switch from non-league Alfreton Town.

Elsewhere, left-back Michael Rose serves the second game of his three-match suspension while goalkeeper David Lucas remains sidelined with his knee injury but is making good progress.

Tranmere will be without injured centre-back Marlon Broomes.

Broomes, who has struggled with injuries all season and has made only five league appearances, made his return from a calf strain in Saturday's impressive 2-0 win over Southampton, but lasted only 24 minutes before being stretchered off with ligament damage and is set for a scan which is expected to rule him out for at least least two months.

Rovers boss Les Parry told the club's official website: "The initial diagnosis is that he's snapped his medial collateral ligament. If that is correct, and at the moment that's the best case scenario, he's going to be out for a couple of months."

Young defender Nick Wood came on to replace Broomes at the weekend and after impressing should be handed a start.

Defensive trio Tim Cathalina, Max Blanchard and Ian Goodison will again be missing as they continue to struggle with their respective knee problems.

Ivorian full-back Zoumana Bakayogo is also still sidelined, after being absent from the Saints game with a foot injury he picked up in the 2-0 defeat at MK Dons on January 15, but he should return for the home game with Rochdale next week.

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