DAVID Hockaday has no qualms about throwing defender Chris Todd back into the mix after the popular Welshman returned to Forest Green after completing an eye-catching month-long loan spell at Hereford United.

Todd, who has been plagued by injury during his time at Rovers, joined the Bulls on October 8 and completed seven unbeaten matches, including Saturday’s 2-1 win at Wrexham in which he scored the first goal.

Hockaday said: “Jamie Turley still has two matches of his ban to serve and the two centre-halves (Aarran Racine and Eddie Oshodi) have been having one or two little niggles, so Toddy has come back.

“He’s done us a great service by scoring against Wrexham and he’ll come back and go right in the mix.

“We’ve got Barrow away on Saturday, and if you need to put somebody on to go and head the ball then Toddy is the man.

“He’s had six (league) games and it’s been a great month’s loan for us and for him.”

Hockaday’s side thrashed Stockport County 4-1 at the New Lawn to narrow the gap between themselves and leaders Newport County to three points.

Yan Klukowski opened the scoring and set up two further goals as Rovers led 3-0 inside 25 minutes.