JEROME Sinclair is Oxford United's only new injury concern this week - but they are optimistic the striker will be available this weekend.

The Watford loanee, who scored in Saturday's 2-1 win against Wycombe Wanderers, is unlikely to train until Friday due to a thigh strain.

But boss Karl Robinson is upbeat Sinclair will be included for the visit to Walsall in Sky Bet League One on Saturday.

He said: "Jerome’s not trained for two days and he won’t train today or tomorrow, but he’ll train Friday and give himself an opportunity for selection at the weekend.

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"He ran a ridiculous amount of high-intensity metres per second the other day and the physical output for that was huge.

"We’ll see, but we’re not too worried. It’s more of a fatigue element to it."

Gavin Whyte, who missed last weekend's win due to a thigh problem of his own, did return to training today.