TYLER Goodrham is set to miss out next weekend for Oxford United due to the calf problem which ruled him out at Portsmouth.

Goodrham collected the knock in the 2-1 defeat at home to Leyton Orient last weekend, with it then aggravated earlier this week.

Also missing for the trip to Pompey was Sam Long, who was unavailable due to illness.

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U’s head coach Des Buckingham said: “Sam Long has been sick all week. He came into the training ground on Thursday after being sick Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday, and tried to train, but simply couldn’t as his body wouldn’t allow him.

“We sent him home and told him to stay there until he’s feeling better, both for him and to make sure that whatever he’s got doesn’t spread.

“Tyler Goodrham picked up a knock in the game last week, and was in Monday and Tuesday, but felt some tightness in his calf, so we’ve sent him for a scan. We can’t get through a week at the moment without sending someone.

“He’s likely to not be available for next week either, but it shouldn’t be any more than that.”

United welcome Cheltenham Town to Grenoble Road on Saturday, before a Tuesday night trip to Bolton Wanderers.