Baldwin awaits scan on injury
ADEN Baldwin is set to undergo a scan on his knee to assess the full extent of his injury.
Cheltenham’s on-loan Bristol City defender went off on a stretcher during the 3-0 defeat to MK Dons on Saturday.
An X-ray revealed no fracture but he will now be given an MRI scan to determine whether there is any ligament damage.
“We are waiting for the injury to settle down and Aden will then have a scan,” said Cheltenham Town’s senior sports therapist Gavin Crowe.
“We have been in touch with his parent club Bristol City to co-ordinate our management of the injury and we will know a lot more once we have the scan results.
“At the moment it is difficult to determine how long he will be out for until we have those results.”
Right back Sean Long has handed Cheltenham a fitness boost as he is back in training. The former Reading defender, who joined the club from Lincoln City in the summer, is yet to make his League Two debut for the Robins after suffering an ankle injury in a pre-season game against Cirencester Town.
“We are happy for Sean to step up his training and it’s now about building him up towards match fitness,” said Gavin Crowe.
“He will be working over the next couple of weeks to get him ready for a return.”
Former Yeovil Town and Sheffield United defender Craig Alcock has shaken off the injury that kept him out of the last two matches and played the full 90 minutes in Tuesday’s County Cup win over Mangotsfield, meaning the Robins are the closest they have been all season to having a fully fit squad.