NATHAN Holland will miss today’s Sky Bet League One season-opener at Cambridge United as he is self-isolating.

The Oxford United winger was notified by NHS track and trace and will not return to training until next week, along with youngsters Michael Elechi and Josh Johnson.

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It means Holland will have to wait to make the first appearance of his second U’s spell, but he could be back for Wednesday’s Carabao Cup first-round tie at Burton Albion.

United head coach Karl Robinson said: “We had a track and trace situation with Nathan Holland in the week.

“We could have hid it, but we felt it was right - not only to win a game of football but it’s what the rules state.

“He’ll be back for the game on Wednesday, which is great news.

“Young JJ was the same and Michael Elechi was another one.”

Gavin Whyte and Ryan Williams start on the wings at Cambridge as they begin their second spells at United, while Steve Seddon and Jordan Thorniley make their competitive debuts.

Robinson added: “Nath probably would have started off the left today.

“That back four and midfield three have played a lot together behind closed doors, but we’ve always kept the front three very open-minded.

“It wasn’t until last night I decided on that front three.”

Robinson is still looking to bring in another defender and United have been linked with Bristol City defender Taylor Moore in the last 24 hours.

But the U’s boss suggested it was the first he had heard, adding: “I’ve not had a conversation with him.

“We’re happy with what we’ve got right now, we need a left back as cover.

“That’s something we’re still being aggressive with, over the course of the next few games we’ll see.

“We’ve not spoken to anybody since we did the business last week.”