GAVIN Whyte and Marcus McGuane re-joined Oxford United training today after completing their time in isolation.

Both players tested positive for Covid on October 1, one day before the U's beat Sheffield Wednesday in Sky Bet League One.

It forced Whyte to pull out of the Northern Ireland squad for their World Cup qualifiers in Switzerland on Saturday and Bulgaria tomorrow.

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McGuane has not featured since August 24 due to a thigh injury and the positive test pushed back his return, with United initially hoping he would be involved against Stevenage last Tuesday.

The duo were not the only players back in training today, as United returned with a full complement after their blank weekend.

Billy Bodin and Sam Winnall took part after recovering from non-Covid illnesses, the latter having not played since September 4.

Meanwhile, Barnsley loanee Herbie Kane was involved after sustaining a hamstring injury at Hillsborough.

There was also good news for Jamie Hanson, who returned to full training for the first time since dislocating his shoulder in pre-season.

The midfielder had surgery after sustaining the injury on July 24.

United are back in action on Saturday, when they welcome League One leaders Plymouth Argyle to the Kassam Stadium.