JACK Stevens faces a spell on the sidelines after catching glandular fever.

The Oxford United goalkeeper fell ill during the week and blood tests revealed the extent of the problem.

Stevens is expected to be out for at least two weeks, with Simon Eastwood starting at Burton Albion this afternoon and 18-year-old Kie Plumley on the bench.

UPDATES: Burton Albion v Oxford United - live

It comes as Karl Robinson watches from home again today after testing positive for coronavirus earlier this week.

Assistant manager Craig Short said: “Unfortunately poor Jack has been feeling under the weather and had blood tests.

“As we arrived at the hotel yesterday to train at St George’s Park it came through that he had glandular fever.

“He wanted to train, but the club paid for a taxi to get him home.

“He can’t do any physical activity for a couple of weeks, but after that we’re unsure.

“We’ve got Simon Eastwood, who has done very well for this club over the years.

“I had him at Blackburn and he was an experienced keeper there as well.”

Eastwood has not played a Sky Bet League One game since the 2-1 defeat to Swindon Town on November 28 last year.

It is the first time Plumley has been part of the U’s squad for a competitive senior game.