Oxford United head for Accrington Stanley on Saturday
No sooner does light appear at the end of the tunnel with United's injury problems than illness strikes and skipper Cameron Brannagan becomes a major doubt for the trip to Accrington. Brannagan was sent home ill on Tuesday and although results from a covid test came back negative he is still struggling with a virus and may not be involved on Saturday.
With Alex Gorrin still a couple of weeks away from a return after an ankle injury and Josh Ruffels a similar timescale away with a shoulder problem United are also without Sam Winnall as he pushes for full fitness after missing pre-season and John Mousinho who will be out for around a month with a knee injury. Young striker Dylan Asonganyi is the latest to pick up an injury, tweaking a hamstring this week.
The one piece of good news is that Jamie Hanson has returned to full training and could even return to the bench as early as Saturday.
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Accrington's home form is very impressive - a 2-0 win over Peterborough in their first home league game and then a 7-0 win over Leeds' Under 21 side in the Trophy.
Midfielder Rhys Fenlon has returned to the club this week having spent four years with Manchester City before signing a scholarship with Burnley in July 2018.
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