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Exeter boss Paul Tisdale could welcome Jake Thompson back into his squad to host Swindon.

The midfielder missed Saturday's 2-0 win over Notts County with a knock but will be given as much time as possible to prove his fitness.

If he recovers in time, Thompson will be the only change to an otherwise full-fit squad.

Tisdale is likely to continue with the 3-5-2 formation which was so successful against the Magpies, meaning John O'Flynn will continue to partner veteran striker Jamie Cureton in attack.

Daniel Nardiello will be amongst the substitutes again despite scoring four goals in his last five appearances.

The Grecians will be looking to secure back-to-back league wins for the first time since November.

Under-pressure Swindon boss Danny Wilson travels with the same squad of players who went down 2-1 at Colchester on Saturday.

The Robins, now winless in nine games, are desperate for a change of fortune as Wilson continues to battle through a season which he considers to be the unluckiest of his managerial career.

An injury-time winner and a lack of refereeing consistency in the opposite penalty area - after the hosts were awarded an early handball decision - left Wilson feeling glum at the Weston Homes Community Stadium and he will be hoping for better at St James Park.

Lecsinel Jean-Francois again misses out against the Grecians, with the defender at the side of his heavily pregnant partner.

Striker Vincent Pericard (knee), winger Alan O'Brien (hamstring) and defender Milan Misun (knee) also continue to sit out through injury.

Wilson made five changes for Saturday`s last-gasp reverse to the U`s, most notably fit-again goalkeeper David Lucas coming in for his first start since late October, and he should resume between the sticks.

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