MICHAEL Duberry boosted Oxford United ’s travelling support last weekend by watching the win at Bristol Rovers from the terraces.

It was only five days after the 36-year-old had neck surgery, and he was still wearing the protective dressing.

In among the 1,019 in the away end was a banner of support for Duberry displayed by seven supporters.

Fellow injured players Peter Leven and Andy Whing also made the trip west, which pleased U’s boss Chris Wilder .

He said: “The fact they want to come and be a part of it certainly makes my job a lot easier when you have people with that sort of character.

“They’re part of the club, everyone has a part and they might not be playing massive parts now, but they certainly will across the season.”