AGON Mehmeti is expected to be sidelined for several weeks after tearing his left hamstring on Tuesday night.

Oxford United's medical staff have now assessed the striker, who was carried off just eight minutes into his first start for the club.

And as initially suspected, the Albania international faces a lengthy spell in the treatment room.

United boss Pep Clotet said: "I spoke to the medical staff this morning and they said everything looked fine for him on Sunday, Monday and even on Tuesday.

"He was rested and then he got a tear in the hamstring.

"I think it’s because he stretched the leg in a way that the muscle felt a lot of stress. It’s a bit unfortunate.

"There’s nothing we can do, just get him recovered.

"That’s why we have enough depth in the squad to get through these periods.

"It could be a few weeks because it’s not a small one."