Oxford United’s youngsters face Huddersfield Town away in the Premier League Cup second qualifying round this evening (7pm).
The match, being played at Huddersfield’s John Smith’s Stadium, sees United enter in the second qualifying round of the competition, with the U’s having received a bye in the first round.
After enjoying a fantastic run in the competition last season which included trips away at Swansea City and Wolves, United's youngsters begin their Premier League Cup campaign with a good test against the Terriers, managed by one of the Academy's best ever graduates: Dean Whitehead.
If the U's win their match against the Terriers, they will join Liverpool, Sunderland and Wigan in a group stage format.
United will be without Nico Jones who is away on international duty with the Republic of Ireland, Slavi Spasov who is still on the sidelines after an ankle injury which is likely to keep him out for another couple of months and Ryan Crooks who is due to return to training next week after a knee injury.
However first year pros Max Harris, Aaron McCreadie and Kyran Lofthouse could all feature, as will Kevin Berkoe, Aaron Heap, Owen James, Fabio Lopes, Yuav Sade and Sam Allardyce
For any fans wishing to travel to the John Smith's Stadium (HD1 6PG), tickets are available on the turnstile:
We will LIVE text commentary in the Match Centre right here as well as goal flashes on Twitter and a match report on the whistle right here at the end of the game.