CAMERON Brannagan was delighted to report no adverse reaction to his first Oxford United appearance in almost three months.

The midfielder completed his comeback from a rare eye inflammation at Burton Albion on Saturday, joining the fray as a 75th-minute substitute.

The former Liverpool trainee was treated for the issue in October and has had a complex return to action, initially training alone after he was given a course of steroids.

After stepping up his recovery before Christmas, Brannagan was deemed fit enough to make the bench at Burton and he enjoyed his short time on the pitch.

He told United's official website: "I’m pleased to say I felt really good.

"Fitness-wise, I have worked very hard and the medical team at Oxford have been brilliant.

"I feel fine and just need to get sharp in matches.

"My vision has all settled down again now.

"My eyes have adjusted and I have no problem driving, playing football, or in day-to-day life.

"It’s all feeling good and like everyone else I’m just hoping that 2021 is a lot better for all of us."

U's boss Karl Robinson said before Christmas he was hoping to start Brannagan in the Papa John's Trophy game against Cambridge United next Tuesday.

This will partly depend on the results of United's coronavirus tests today, but the midfielder knows he may have to wait his turn.

He said: “The next stage is to keep getting minutes.

"Our next game is against Cambridge a week on Tuesday in the Papa John’s Trophy and I’m hoping to be involved again.

"If I can get a start then that’s great, but I know there is serious competition for places.

"The team is doing really well at the moment, so let’s just see how that goes."