JAMES Henry joked he should be ill every week after shrugging off sickness to continue his hot streak in front of goal to earn Oxford United a 2-2 draw at Peterborough United.

The midfielder made it ten goals for the season – seven of which have come in his last eight appearances – with a double at London Road.

It dragged the U’s back on level terms twice, with the latter effort coming from the penalty spot in the 88th minute.

Henry had been a doubt for the game due to a virus picked up from his son.

The 29-year-old had missed training last week until the eve of the game and was then given his own room on Friday night to avoid any risk of affecting any teammates.

“It’s not bad – be ill every Thursday to have an extra day off and then put my feet up in a nice double bed,” he said.

“My little man has just started nursery, so he has come back with a bug which I’ve caught off him.

“I wasn’t being sick, but I was having hot and cold flushes.

“It was nothing too serious, I knew I’d be fine for the weekend.”

The afternoon could have been even better for Henry, who had another goal ruled out for a debatable offside decision in the first half.

He said: “I’ve seen it back once and if I’m off it’s fractional.

“Nine times out of ten the forward gets the benefit of the doubt there.

“I’m a little bit disappointed it’s not a hat-trick.”

The result away to a side fourth in the Sky Bet League One table was a good one for United.

But it was only sealed thanks to Henry keeping his cool from the spot, although on this occasion, goalkeeper Aaron Chapman helped make up the U’s top scorer’s mind.

Henry said: “I waited for him and he went really early down to his right.

“To be fair I scuffed it a little bit, but he’d gone so early and the goal was gaping.

“I think you would be lying if you said they didn’t feel a bit of pressure, but that’s what we’re paid to do.”

He added: “It’s a great result to come to Peterborough, pick up a point and probably be a bit disappointed we didn’t come away with all three.”