Fleetwood are in third place this season flying high. A defeat at the weekend by our A420 rivals will spur them on to get back on track.
However the U’s will be extremely hurt after their Wembley defeat and will want to put in a performance to lift themselves and the fans.
Charlie Raglan, Toni Martinez & Conor McAleny all come back in for selection.
Oxford United Team News:
Oxford Utd team last match:1 Eastwood,16 Edwards,5 Nelson,33 Dunkley Booked,28 Johnson,19 Hall,4 Lundstram,23 Ledson(Sercombe 57mins Booked,18 Rothwell(Ruffels 90+1mins),10 Maguire,15 Hemmings
Subs:2 Ribeiro,3 Skarz,8 Sercombe,14 Ruffels,22 Long,34 Stevens,35 Carroll
Player to watch: Toni Martinez
The Spanish player had to miss out on the Wembley defeat so will be fresh.
Fleetwood Town Team News:
Fleetwood team last match:21 Cairns,5 Eastham Booked,12 Bolger,37 Davies Booked,2 McLaughlin,34 Dempsey,18 Glendon,11 Grant,3 Bell(Maguire 68mins),22 Hunter Booked (Burns 68mins),10 Ball(Brannagan 78mins)
Subs:4 Brannagan,6 Pond,9 Burns,15 Nirennold,23 Woolford,41 Urwin,43 Maguire
Player to watch: Wes Burns
The 22 year old may not be a starter but has been coming off the bench. U’s fans will remember him for his loan spell in 2014/15 where he impressed.
Match Facts & Stats
Fleetwood Town Football Club
The Trawlermen, The Fishermen
1908; 109 years ago (as Fleetwood F.C.)
1977; 40 years ago (first reformation as Fleetwood Town F.C.)
1997; 20 years ago (second reformation Fleetwood Wanderers F.C.)
5,327 (2,672 seated)
Oxford 3 Fleetwood 1
Scorers: Hemmings, Hall and Martinez
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