ANTHONY Forde is due to make a playing return for Oxford United before the end of the month.

The winger suffered a groin strain during Saturday’s 2-2 draw at Accrington Stanley.

But unlike Ben Woodburn, who was ruled out for up to three months from the same game, Forde’s prospects look good.

And United hope he will be available again within three weeks.

Head coach Karl Robinson said: “It’s a little bit like Matty Taylor’s at Bristol Rovers.

“It’s under a month, so it could have been worse.”