Boost for Oxford United as injured trio recover

Herald Series: Jake Wright is fit again Jake Wright is fit again

OXFORD United’s injury issues look set to ease as three players are closing in on a return in time for Saturday’s clash with Dagenham & Redbridge.

Jake Wright and Sean Rigg started training earlier this week after recovering from hamstring problems.

Michael Raynes could also be in the squad this weekend following a hip injury, increasing the defensive options which had already been helped by the return of Johnny Mullins in Monday’s 2-1 FA Cup win at Wrexham.

It would be very welcome for the U’s, who have overcome severe selection problems to stay top of Sky Bet League Two and reach the FA Cup third round.

U’s boss Chris Wilder said: “Jake and Riggy both trained on Monday, possibly Raynesey as well – that’s three and Mullins is back.

“There were no injuries (at Wrexham) so that will be a big boost.”

Even with those players returning, United are still missing three senior players. Alfie Potter, Andy Whing and Jon Meades are recovering from surgery and are not due back until February.

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11:45am Thu 12 Dec 13

OUFC 4 EVA says...

This brilliant news! We need all the players back we can get for the festive period! COYY, 3 points Saturday to cement our place on top of the League 2 tree!
This brilliant news! We need all the players back we can get for the festive period! COYY, 3 points Saturday to cement our place on top of the League 2 tree! OUFC 4 EVA

1:14pm Thu 12 Dec 13

BigAlBiker says...

Good to see them training, but DONT rush them back into full on games otherwise they might break down again, this is a marathon not a sprint to the title.
Good to see them training, but DONT rush them back into full on games otherwise they might break down again, this is a marathon not a sprint to the title. BigAlBiker

4:53pm Thu 12 Dec 13

Richard Wickson says...

BigAlBiker wrote:
Good to see them training, but DONT rush them back into full on games otherwise they might break down again, this is a marathon not a sprint to the title.
Hear hear, we want them back fully fit not just because they are needed, proper recovery should ensure they don't breakdown 1st game back. Good luck to all of them.
[quote][p][bold]BigAlBiker[/bold] wrote: Good to see them training, but DONT rush them back into full on games otherwise they might break down again, this is a marathon not a sprint to the title.[/p][/quote]Hear hear, we want them back fully fit not just because they are needed, proper recovery should ensure they don't breakdown 1st game back. Good luck to all of them. Richard Wickson

11:24pm Thu 12 Dec 13

BigCrompy says...

Swap three - all that matters.
Swap three - all that matters. BigCrompy

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