TOWN are playing an anxious waiting game on Lee Novak.
The striker is due to have a scan on the knee injury which forced him off late on in Saturday’s 3-1 home defeat by League I leaders Norwich.
Boss Lee Clark, who continues to be linked with a loan move for Leicester City frontman Steve Howard, hopes to learn more about Novak’s situation tomorrow.
“Lee is currently on crutches to avoid any aggravation of the problem,” he explained of the 11-goal former Gateshead player.
“It was a double whammy, because he got a dead leg and then started to feel knee pain, and at this stage we don’t know if the two are connected.
“The scan will reveal more and really it’s a case of waiting to see what the medics say.”
Town, who are seventh, head to Leyton Orient on Saturday desperate to get their play-off bid back on track after three defeats in a row.
Clark will be keeping a close eye on events at Southampton tonight, when Swindon, currently sixth, would go fourth, eight points clear of Town, by winning their game in hand.
Town reserves, who are top of the totesport.com League East Division, have a game at Scunthorpe today, with coach Paul Stephenson expected to put out a young side.
Goalkeeper Simon Eastwood is likely to be the only senior squad member on duty as the Galpharm second string chase a seventh straight win.