Oxford United look to roll back the clock in the League Cup
Thirty years after winning the competition at Wembley, Oxford United go back into League Cup action as they travel to Brentford in the first round of the Capital One Cup on Tuesday night.
The U’s were up to their old tricks last year, beating Bristol City and pushing West Brom all the way, and Head Coach Michael Appleton is looking for his side to create another great cup night for the supporters to enjoy at Griffin Park.
“Hopefully the fans will turn up in their numbers like they did at Bristol City and West Brom last season” Michael told Yellow Player HD earlier today. “I think we can expect Brentford to have more of the possession and it to be a very different game than Saturday. The emphasis will be on them to come at us, and they will do because they play a very attractive style of football, but we have to make sure we don’t get caught cold and if we do that then hopefully we give ourselves a great opportunity.
“We are away from home against a side from higher up, but I think we will go and play with a lot of freedom on the night, looking to enjoy it and looking for it to be another good night for the fans and the club.”
United are likely to make changes from the side that opened the season with a 1-1 draw at home to Crawley, but any changes will be tactical rather than due to injuries.
“There are no injuries but there will be one or two changes” Michael said. “Not too many changes though, I have to say. Looking ahead we have the Luton game on Saturday and we are aware that with three games in a week you have to utilise players properly. Put it this way – I’ll be surprised if there are many players who play the first four games of the season. There will be one or two obviously, but not many. The good thing is that we believe we have the players and the squad here that whoever plays it doesn’t make us any weaker.”
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