ROB Hall has won a public vote to be named the Checkatrade Trophy player for the first round of matches.

The Oxford United winger, who is ruled out of tonight’s game with Brighton & Hove Albion Under 21s with a groin strain, scored twice in the 6-2 win against Stevenage.

He said: “It was a very good game and team performance.

"I think every player on the night thrived from the way the team was playing.

"I think it was the first game where we really clicked as a front six going forward.

“I’m really happy with the award.”

  • Watch Rob Hall's double against Stevenage, via Oxford United's official Youtube channel

Hall is unsure exactly how long the injury will keep him on the sidelines, but it is thought to be a relatively minor issue.

He said: "It’s a little tweak in my groin, so hopefully I won’t be out for long.

"I’ve played a lot of games so it’s one of those where it was a shock to the body. 

"I’ve still got the strength in my groin, which is good, so we’re hoping it’s not going to be long.

"I wouldn’t want to put a timescale on it because you just never know.

"Hopefully it can be a quick recovery."