Oxford United midfielder Andy Burgess is optimistic he will be back in training in around three weeks time after having minor knee surgery.

The former Rushden player, who has missed pre-season due to a troublesome right knee, is now building up his fitness after Sunday's operation, which was paid for by United.

"It all went OK," said Burgess, who watched United's friendly against Luton on Monday from the stands.

"They shaved the cartilage and got rid of the debris. I had keyhole surgery, so it was done on the day.

"Our physio (Neil Sullivan) is magnificent. He diagnosed it quickly. It's great to get it done. The club looks after us well.

"Neil reckons I will be back in training in three to four weeks time.

"Unfortunately I will miss the start of the season, but I am pleased they found out what was wrong."

Burgess added: "I had to come to Oxford for my physio on Monday and as I'm a massive Luton fan I thought I would stay to watch the game.

"Now it's just a case of building up my fitness."

There was speculation that the midfielder may move on in the summer, possibly to League 1 Northampton, but Burgess says he wants to fight for his place here.

"I was always happy to stay. I'm looking forward to getting back in action. Because I live in Northampton, there were one or two mentions I could join them, but I'm happy here."