The end of Andy Whing’s absence from the Oxford United side could be in sight after encouraging news from medical staff.

A groin injury has seen the 28-year-old miss the start of the season.

The midfielder remains several weeks away from a return, but has been given the all-clear to begin running again.

He tweeted: “Good news from the specialist today. Hopefully can crack on now and start running!!! #bored of swimming.”

Before later adding: “Still a couple of weeks away from training with the boys but at least I can start running now and get fit!! #oufc.”