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Wright comeback in sight for Oxford United
JAKE Wright could return to the Oxford United side as early as next weekend.
The skipper went under the knife last month to remove an abscess near his groin, but the recovery is progressing well.
Wright was running in training yesterday and is due to increase his workload after this weekend.
U’s boss Chris Wilder believes the centre back could be available for the home game against Northampton Town on October 12 if there are no setbacks.
He said: “Jake’s not far away, he’s doing well.
“His wound is healing up, so I don’t think there’s any damage to his groin, which we first feared when you cut that deep.
“The acid test will be next week when he steps it up and starts striking balls.
“Who knows, there’s a little window there that he thinks he might be ready for the Northampton game, which would be brilliant for us.”
Jon Meades is the only other senior player in the treatment room.
The summer signing has yet to make his competitive debut after damaging ankle ligaments in July.
Progress is being made, although a return date is more uncertain than Wright.
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