FORMER Swindon Town interim manager Matt Taylor says it is pointless to moan about the club’s mounting injury list and has instead urged the players to simply get on with the task at hand – no matter who is in charge.

Goalkeeper Reice Charles-Cook has become the latest player in the Town squad to suffer an injury issue, with a wrist problem making him only fit enough for a place on the bench on Saturday for the 3-0 defeat at home to Cheltenham Town in League Two.

Club captain Olly Lancashire and Matt Preston have picked up knocks since February to join fellow central defender Dion Conroy on the sidelines, with latter two set to be out for the remainder of the season.

Midfielders Amine Linganzi and Donal McDermott have not featured since January 1 and December 15 respectively, while loanee Ollie Banks still has two matches of a suspension to serve.

The defeat to Cheltenham was Taylor’s only match in charge since taking the reins at the Energy Check County Ground on a temporary basis in the wake of David Flitcroft’s surprise resignation on March 1.

With new manager Phil Brown appointed last night, before the team travel to Cambridge United next weekend, Taylor - who will help out as part of Brown's coaching staff, says injuries cannot be used as an excuse.

“Regardless of what happens, there is no magic wand,” said Taylor.

“We have got 18 or 19 fit players, Ollie Banks is suspended, so we need to try to get some ideas across, whoever is getting those ideas across, and stick together.

“That is the big thing. Everyone at this football club needs to stick together and I am sure they will. The players are on board with that and we move forward.

“I am not going to sit here and tell you how many injuries we have got because it is pointless. I am not going to sit here and cry. We go with what we have got. That is the realism of the situation.”

Town have been handed some good news following the return of Chris Hussey to the matchday squad against Cheltenham for the first time since September after a long-term groin injury.

The Sheffield United loanee was not ready to start at the weekend but Taylor expects him to continue his comeback by playing in tomorrow’s Central League clash away at Bournemouth.

“Had Chris Hussey been a bit further on in his rehab and closer to fitness then it would have been a decision whether he played, but he has only had three or four days training,” said Taylor.

“We will try to get him some minutes because we are going to need everybody.”