MATHIEU Baudry faces further time out of the Swindon Town squad after Manager Richie Wellens confirmed the central defender has suffered his third leg-muscle injury in a matter of weeks.

The Frenchman had already suffered a hamstring issue which caused him to sit out two thirds of January’s fixtures before a brief spell back in the team was interrupted by two separate calf problems suffered during rehabilitation.

With no fixed date on the 32-year-old’s forecasted return, Wellens said he was more than happy to continue with Rarmani Edmonds-Green and Zeki Fryers at centre back ahead of his side’s trip to Oldham Athletic on Saturday.

Wellens said: “We’ve got no new injuries – but Mathieu Baudry won’t be back still.

“He had a hamstring problem, he then recovered from his hamstring problem.

“But before you come back into the first-team group, you have to get through certain tests, and you have to do several days with the physios.

“He then tore his calf with the physios, which was a small tear. He then recovered from that small tear but did another tear in a different place in his calf.

“None of his injuries are big ones, but they’re little two or three week ones that add up, so it’s far from ideal.”

In more positive news for the club this week, Wellens was nominated for the League Two Manager of the Month award for February.

Town’s boss is up against Cambridge United’s Mark Bonner, Port Vale’s John Askey and Cheltenham Town’s Michael Duff.

The 39-year-old Mancunian revealed he won’t be particularly upset if he does not win this month though, instead preferring to scoop the award next month after a successful March.

On being nominated, Wellens said: “It’s testament to the players and the staff for all their hard work because we keep on churning out the performances and getting the results.

“But it doesn’t really bother me if you do or don’t get nominated.

“It’s nice because you know you got results in that month but let somebody else win it for February and I’ll gladly take the one in March because that will be the more important one.

“We’ve got seven more games in March, so if we get a decent points return then we’ll be in a good position to go into April well set.”