There was good news and bad news from the treatment room today as Oxford United prepare to face Tranmere Rovers at home on Saturday.
The bonus for boss Karl Robinson was that striker Matty Taylor is back in full training and could be available again this weekend, but that was offset by the news that midfielder Jamie Hanson faces up to three months on the sidelines with a hamstring injury.
“Obviously having Matty available again will be a boost for us” Karl told iFollow. “We won’t risk him if he’s not right but he has been building things up and was back in training last week and we expect him to play a full part in training over the next couple of days with Saturday in mind, or the two away games at Bolton and Lincoln next week.
“With Jamie he pushed himself physically at Fleetwood chasing a player back; he is always going to give you everything he has because he is such a committed player. Unfortunately it’s a high grade tear; he had scans this week and the suggestion is that it will take him three months or so. That’s a terrible shame for him but we have a fantastic medical team here and hopefully he gets back playing as soon as possible.”
See the full interview in iFollow plus the thoughts of Alex Gorrin and Josh Ruffels as well as the Preview Show