Date: 3rd October 2017 at 10:12am
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It’s a Group G game in the Checkatrade trophy a home match against the best of the youth at Brighton.

Pep will give match time to a few players who have not been involved for a while. Xemi Fernandez, Josh Ashby, Shandon Baptiste and James Roberts could be involved.

Missing will definitely be Canice Carroll, Charlie Raglan, Rob Hall and Sam Long

Oxford United Team News:

Oxford Utd team last match:1 Eastwood,2 Ribeiro (Carroll 73mins),5 Nelson Booked,30 Mousinho,18 Rothwell,21 Ferreira da Silva Booked,14 Ruffels,17 Henry,10 Payne,7 Hall (Ledson 10mins),9 Thomas (Mehmeti 79mins)

Subs:4 Williamson,8 Ledson,13 Shearer,27 Mowatt,28 Mehmeti,35 Carroll,39 van Kessel

Player to watch: Xemi Fernandez

The ex Barcelona should get his chance in this cup match.

Brighton U23 Team News:

Brighton & HA U23 team from Kerr, Cox, D Hutchinson, Sanders, Mandriou, Connolly, Tilley, Sanchez, Moore, Collar, O`Sullivan, Shihab, Cashman, I Hutchinson, Morrison, Ajiboye, Cochrane, Collings.

Player to watch: Henrik Rorvik Bjordal

Henrik Bjordal joined the Seagulls from Aalesunds FK for an undisclosed fee in January 2016.

Match Facts & Stats

Full name
Brighton & Hove Albion Football Club

Nickname(s)
The Seagulls, Albion

Founded
24 June 1901; 116 years ago

Ground
Falmer Stadium

Capacity
30,750

Chairman
Tony Bloom

U23 Manager
Simon Rusk

Match Prediction:

Oxford 2 Brighton 0

Scorers: Roberts & Xemi

Next Fixtures:

Saturday 7th October 2017
League One
Oxford United v AFC Wimbledon
15:00