SHANDON Baptiste is set to miss Oxford United's next two games with a groin injury.

The midfielder withdrew from the U's starting line-up shortly before Saturday's game at Southend United after feeling the issue during the warm-up.

A scan yesterday showed a low level injury, with United taking no chances over his recovery.

He will sit out Saturday's Emirates FA Cup second round tie at Walsall and next Wednesday's Trophy visit to Exeter City, but could return for the Sky Bet League One game against Shrewsbury Town on December 7.

Head coach Karl Robinson told the club's official website: “It was good that he was honest about it rather than trying to get through the game and that means he didn’t do any further damage."

He added: "There doesn’t appear to be any longer term damage and we know he will be back relatively quickly."