ROB Hall is aiming to find the silver lining in his short injury lay-off as the Oxford United winger by coming back refreshed.

The winger is due to be watching tomorrow’s game with AFC Wimbledon from the stands at the Kassam Stadium after suffering a groin injury last weekend.

It will be the first Sky Bet League One fixture he has not featured in since he was an unused substitute on the opening day of the season.

Hall is not expected to be sidelined for long, but with three-quarters of the campaign remaining the 23-year-old believes the break will do him good.

He said: “That’s partly why we think my injury happened – I’ve played a lot of minutes in a little time.

“It’s a lot of games, so it might just be fatigue and I’ve broken down a bit.

“I’ll use this now, even to get back on my knee programme and start lifting heavy (weights) in the gym again, because I won’t have as many games and recharge the batteries.

“Hopefully it won’t be too long.”

Hall’s injury came early on at Peterborough United, so he missed the rest of the first half where the visitors fell behind.

But he returned to watch the second half as the U’s romped to a 4-1 victory which spectacularly halted a three-game winning run.

And the former West Ham United trainee credits boss Pep Clotet’s level-headed approach for helping the fightback.

“During the team talk at half-time we had the belief in the changing room that we could win the game and the lads went and did that,” he said.

“The gaffer has so much belief in the players, some people wouldn’t see it but it’s so exciting as a player to have.

“I think if he showed us he was worried then we might have worried.

“But we kept doing the same things in training, although we obviously had to work on what went wrong in the game before.

“But he stayed cool and calm and that kept us cool and calm.

“I thoroughly believe that’s why we got the result at the weekend.”