Michael Appleton will have been pleased with the performance at the weekend even though they left the game with no points on board.
Two changes from Saturdays team George Long will not be allowed to play due to conditions in his loan move from Sheffield United. So New Zealand U20 international Max Crocombe comes in to replace him. Michael Raynes is an injury doubt after the weekend so Jonny Mullins is likely to replace him.
Steve Cotterill has an impressive win rate of 40.76% in 628 games in charge as a manager. With a win away to Sheffield United Bristol got off to th eperfect start.
Although Cotterill has stated that chances will be given to a few players that were not involved on Saturday.
Bristol City Team News:
Bristol City team last match:01 Fielding,03 Williams,22 Ayling,04 Flint,08 Elliott (Wagstaff – 89),17 Cunningham,15 Freeman (Pack – 77),07 Smith,02 Little Booked,09 Baldock (Emmanuel-Thomas – 92),18 Wilbraham
Substitutes:06 El-Abd,10 Emmanuel-Thomas,11 Wagstaff,13 Richards,20 Burns,21 Pack,23 Bryan
Player to watch: Sam Baldock
The Robins captain scored 24 goals last season and will be one of the leadering goalscorers in league one this campaign.
Oxford United Team News:
Oxford United team last match:18 Long Booked,04 Raynes (Mullins – 44),25 Riley,03 Newey,06 Wright,08 Brown (Hylton – 70),11 Potter,14 Ruffels,19 Collins Booked,09 Morris,07 Rose (O’Dowda – 77)
Substitutes:02 Meades,05 Mullins,10 Hylton,13 Hunt,15 O’Dowda,21 Crocombe,31 Roberts
Player to watch: Carlton Morris
The England U19 player made his debut on Saturday with an impressive display. He’ll be keen to prove himself against higher opposition
Match Facts & Stats
The Robins, The Reds, Cider Army.
1894; 120 years ago as Bristol South End
Ashton Gate, Bristol
21,500 – Updating to 27,000
Bristol City 1 Oxford 0
Saturday 16th Aug 2014 away to Mansfield Town in the skybet league 2 ko 15:00hrs.