TYLER Reid might be recalled from his loan spell at Wrexham by Swindon Town manager Richie Wellens, who is keen to boost defensive numbers amid his squad’s extensive injury list.

Though helped by the season-long loan arrival of highly rated Huddersfield Town defender Rarmani Edmonds-Green on Monday, key central defenders Mathieu Baudry and Zeki Fryers still aren’t due back until next week at the earliest through injury.

Reid has made only a handful of appearances for National League strugglers Wrexham since linking up with the Welsh club in November, though admittedly his game time has been restricted by a thigh injury.

Despite having less than 90 minutes of League Two action to his name this term, Wellens’ injury list means the 22-year-old’s Wrexham stay could be ended prematurely.

However, the 39-year-old Town boss wouldn’t want to disrupt Reid’s progression should the Town right back establish himself as a regular member of Dean Keates’ starting XI.

Wellens said: “We’ll have to look at bringing Tyler (Reid) in – we’re so short on numbers.

“I don’t want to take Tyler out of his rhythm, though, because he needs to be playing games.”

At the other end of the pitch, Wellens has been thrilled by players’ response to last week’s news that Bradford City had recalled League Two top goalscorer Eoin Doyle from the County Ground.

Doyle’s 23 goals in 23 games ultimately established Town’s position at the top of the League Two table by New Year.

But players – Jerry Yates in particular – haven’t allowed the unfortunate recall to impact their quality both on Saturdays and during training in the week.

Wellens added: “It’s no secret that the players really like Eoin (Doyle), that’s not just on the pitch.

“We’ll miss him. But Eoin Doyle cannot win us promotion now, and he cannot affect players in the dressing room either.

“It’s up to the players in the dressing room to concentrate on their own careers and influence what they can influence.

“Jerry (Yates) doesn’t change, he is the best lad you’ll ever meet. He has improved so much since his time here, and tactically he is getting better all the time.

“I always fancy him to score when he gets into great positions.”