Marcus McGuane and Gavin Whyte have today joined back in training with Oxford United, following a period of time in isolation because of Covid-19 concerns, as per a report from the Oxford Mail.
The pair tested positive for the virus at the start of the month, and have subsequently completed 10 days of isolation.
McGuane, who has been missing since late August, was expected to play a part during last week’s EFL Trophy clash against Stevenage, with the setback only delaying his return.
Whyte on the other hand was forced to withdraw from the Northern Ireland squad for their World Cup qualifiers against Switzerland and Bulgaria.
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Billy Bodin, Sam Winnall, and Herbie Kane were also back in training for The U’s today, with Karl Robinson nearing a full squad for the clash with the table-toppers at the weekend.
The situation we find ourselves in at the moment means that Covid cases are still relatively common, making it incredibly difficult for managers to fully know who will be available on match days.
The return of the pair will be an excellent boost, especially with McGuane missing out a fair chunk of the season prior to this with a previous issue.
If all remain fit, then all five could play a part when Plymouth travel to the Kassam Stadium on Saturday, which is a match that is looking particularly interesting for the neutral.
Oxford remain unbeaten at the Kassam Stadium this season, with the weekend’s game against Plymouth emerging to be Oxford’s toughest test yet on home soil.