SWINDON Town will learn more about the extent of Dion Conroy’s knee injury on Wednesday following the completion of an operation.

Scan results published on Thursday have provided Richie Wellens with the best and worst possible scenarios regarding the 23-year-old’s knock, which he picked up nine minutes into last weekend’s defeat to Newport County.

Conroy’s injury came as a major blow to Wellens, who was quick to act on losing his captain by drafting in experienced centre half Gabriel Zakuani – who made his debut on Saturday at Bradford.

Wellens, who was also without Mathieu Baudry at the Northern Commercials Stadium, said: “Dion (Conroy) has an operation on Wednesday, once the surgeon opens his knee up and has a look inside then we’ll know more.

“The scans have told us the worst case, and they’ve also told us the best case.

“There’s no point in us stating he will be out for this period of time when in two days that could change.”

Meanwhile, Zakuani’s Town debut proved to Wellens that he has a capable replacement for Conroy on his hands.

The 33-year-old signed a short-term deal that will see him stay at SN1 until January.

Despite Town conceding twice against the rampant Bantams in front of more than 14,000 fans, Zakuani’s performance – and fitness levels – caught the eye of Wellens.

He added: “I though Gabriel (Zakuani) defended great, he slotted in well having only known the players for two days.

“His experience got him through it, and he never looked tired – which is a credit to him because he’s not had many games.

“Him and Zeki (Fryers) looked comfortable in general play. Apart from when we made mistakes, Bradford never really cut us open – they defended set plays well.”