Oxford United under 18s travel to Cheltenham Town on Saturday with a 10.30am Kick-Off at the CTFC Training ground.
The previous encounter between the two sides saw the U’s winning 4-0 to give them a flying start to the season and a win against Newport last weekend has put the young U’s in to third in the EFL Youth Alliance with a game in hand over league leaders AFC Bournemouth.
Now half way through the season, a win on Saturday morning would keep the U’s in contention for a second title in a row and coach Darren Purse told us:
“Cheltenham are not an easy side to play against and we must have our approach right. We have had a run of good form recently but it’s a big week for us with this game then the FA Youth Cup.
“Reading are a good side too. We will have to be on our A-game to win that one. But the boys have been working hard in training and I can sense they are eager to move on in the league and the cup.”
Keeper Eddie Brearey is now fit again while the U’s will be looking to continue their excellent scoring form: Three goals against Newport made it ten goals in their last three games in all competitions with Gatlin O’Donkor scoring 4, Elijah Coe 3, Adam Smith 2 and Josh Johnson also on the scoresheet.