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PREVIEW Walsall v Oxford United

Young guns get a slice of the action in the Papa John's Trophy

10 November 2020

Oxford United's youngsters get a slice of the action tonight as the U's head for Walsall in the Papa John's Trophy.

United include five of their youngsters in the squad. Midfielder Josh Anifowose is an exciting midfielder who arrived this summer and is a first year scholar alongside goalkeeper Eddie Brearey who will act as cover for Jack Stevens tonight. They join under 21 team defenders Michael Elechi and Nico Jones in the squad plus midfielder Leon Chamber-Parillon who stands by for his first senior apperance.

Oxford boy Jordan Obita is included for the first time after signing yesterday while striker Sam Winnall could make his first start for the club after joining in the summer

See Karl Robinson previewing the game in iFollow right now where also have exclusive pre-match chats with Jack Stevens and new boy Jordan Obita.

Walsall boss Darrell Clarke saw his side go out of the FA Cup to Bristol Rovers at the weekend but believes his side can take heart from their performance.

“I’m going to take confidence from the performance,” he said.“We’ve run a mid-table League One team close and probably had more territory, advantage, possession and shots on target. I take the positives from that with a lot of key players missing.

"I think we can gain massive confidence from a lot of the performances this season, I really do. There's not a lot in League One and League Two. The top seven of League One are a little bit ahead but the rest of that is pretty even. We'll keep focused, working hard, and the boys are certainly putting plenty of effort in.

"If we can raise the quality and finishing at the top end, we'll win a lot more games.”

You can see the whole game LIVE in iFollow where our friends at BBC Oxford Sport will add their commentary to a full live stream of the match.
It costs £10 to watch and is available HERE

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We have coverage on the official Twitter and Instagram pages with a report and Gallery right here on the official website and Facebook on the final whistle with video reaction plus highlights to follow on iFollow and You Tube.

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