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
Brighton & Hove Albion Football Club
The Seagulls, Albion
24 June 1901; 116 years ago
Oxford 2 Brighton 0
Scorers: Roberts & Xemi
Saturday 7th October 2017
Oxford United v AFC Wimbledon