ED McGinty will remain at Sligo Rovers, as Oxford United wait to find out the extent of Jamie Cumming’s injury.

Cumming picked up a groin problem towards the end of the first half during United’s draw at home to Portsmouth on Tuesday night, with Ciaron Brown stepping in to take a couple of goal kicks.

Chelsea loanee Cumming then didn’t come out for the second period, as Simon Eastwood replaced him between the sticks.

Fin Stevens also trudged off with an injury in midweek, with U’s head coach Des Buckingham saying earlier this afternoon that the Brentford loanee has been sent for a scan.

Buckingham said: “Jamie we’re just monitoring at the moment. He had to come off and he said he felt a tightness in his groin, so he wasn’t confident enough to continue playing, so the medical team made a call with him.

“Fin we’ve sent for a scan, so we’ll wait for tomorrow to make a decision on whether they’re available for Saturday.”

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McGinty returned to former club Sligo Rovers last week, having made just 10 appearances since signing for United in July 2022.

After failing to feature so far this campaign, Buckingham cited ‘much-needed game time and development’ when McGinty rejoined Sligo.

Buckingham is still keen for the goalkeeper to get a run of matches under his belt.

He said: “We will leave Ed at Sligo, so at the moment, if he’s not fully fit, the option is to have him [Cumming] on the bench to cover Simon, but we have some other things we can do.

“We’ll wait until tomorrow to find out the extent before making any decisions.”