There was positive new for Oxford United this morning with the injury to defender John Mousinho not as bad as first feared.
Following initial scans the experienced centre-half visited a specialist yesterday after injuring his knee during the Carabao Cup tie against Watford. After consultation it looks likely that he could be back in action in between four to six weeks with no surgery required, provided things go well.
There was more good news with midfielder Jamie Hanson now running on the training pitches and expected to return to full training on Monday and Karl Robinson told us
“We were concerned initially about Mous’s injury. It’s not exactly good news that he is out for that long but I guess it is a positive considering how it looked when he first did it.
"Jamie is going well and should be back with us next week and we are starting to get players back. Sam Winnall is doing really well and gets closer every day, Alex Gorrin should be back out on the grass next week and Josh Ruffels is hopefully looking at a similar timescale.
“We are still looking to bring in players to strengthen us but it’s always good to have players getting that bit closer to being part of the squad again after injury.”