JAMES Henry has a slim chance of being named in Oxford United's squad this weekend.

The U's top-scorer was substituted last weekend with a thigh injury.

After the game Karl Robinson said "it could be a four-weeker", sparking concerns the influential midfielder would be wiped out for the festive period.

But the head coach has revealed it was not as serious and Henry could even train tomorrow, putting him in the frame for a place on the bench at Milton Keynes Dons on Saturday.

Robinson said: "It’s just a thigh problem. He’s the one we’ll wait for (on Saturday).

"He’s a doubt but is still a possibility.

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"He just felt a slight cramping in it. I made the substitution because I didn’t want to take any risks going into this period.

"He’s not trained, but he’s 50/50."

It is some welcome good news on the fitness front for United, who were hoping to have at least one of Cameron Brannagan or Shandon Baptiste available this weekend.

But it now looks like the game will come too early for the pair.

Meanwhile, Anthony Forde was released from hospital yesterday as he begins a lengthy recovery from broken ribs.