DES Buckingham admits the injury suffered by Cameron Brannagan last night is a worry, however there was no immediate timeframe of the problem at the full-time whistle.

The U’s midfielder required a few minutes of treatment midway through the second half of the 2-2 draw at home to Northampton Town, and after briefly continuing, he was forced off.

Brannagan was replaced by Josh McEachran as part of a triple substitution made by Buckingham with 20 minutes to go.

It could be a further blow to the United midfield, which has been missing Marcus McGuane for the last two games, after he suffered a quad problem.

McGuane should be back in contention for this weekend’s home clash with Leyton Orient, provided he responds well in training this week.

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On Brannagan’s injury, Buckingham said: “He was a little bit concerned when he went down, but the medical team cleared him of all the tests they did on the pitch.

“He was okay in himself to continue. He gave it a go, but just wasn’t comfortable in the end. We’ll see how he is and take it from there.

“It’s a worry but we’ve got Jay Matete here, and we brought Josh McEachran on, so we’ve got cover in those positions.

“You never want to be without players like Marcus McGuane and Cameron Brannagan because whether they’re starters, or people that come on, they have a massive impact on what we want to do.”