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PREVIEW Oxford United v Cambridge United

A full guide to tonight's Papa John's Trophy tie

12 January 2021

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Oxford United welcome Cambridge United to the Kassam Stadium in the Papa John's Trophy Third Round tonight (7pm)

The U's have had no game for ten days and as a result have almost a full squad to choose from. John Mousinho is the only player ruled out but Cameron Brannagan and Sam Winnall are both expected to play after long spells on the sidelines and players like Rob Hall, Anthony Forde and Mark Sykes are all likely to be given a chance to show what they can do.

Previous rounds have seen a number of younger players given their chance but with so many senior players needing game time it is likely to be a more experienced squad tonight.

Hear the thoughts of Craig Short and captain Elliott Moore in iFollow right now where you can also see the whole game live.

You can stream the game HERE

Cambridge are up to third in League 2 after a 2-1 comeback win over Harrogate Town on Saturday. Goals from Joe Ironside and the experienced Wes Hoolahan sealed their win.

“I thought after the goal we were very dominant with the ball,”  Head coach Mark Bonner said. "It was probably one of our better performances with the ball where we were able to find nice angles and combination passes to work our way up the pitch. I thought the two goals were very good in the second half and that we deservedly won the game.

“It was a really good collective effort from everybody after a blank week, and an opportunity with nobody else playing in the top half of the table to consolidate in and around the positions we’re in, so it’s an important three points.”

Former Oxford youngster Robbie Cundy will be hoping to impress against his former club. The central defender is currently on loan at the Abbey Stadium from Bristol City and expected to play.

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As this is our first home game of 2021 it is also a chance for us to look back and remember those we lost in 2020. A tribute to Oxford fans, players and staff who passed away last year will be on the scoreboard and across our social media channels during a one minute silence before kick off.

As well as live coverage on iFollow we have all the build up on twitter and on our official Insta page, complete with behind the scenes exclusive content, plus a full report and Gallery right here on the final whistle and reaction from all the key men in iFollow.

And look out for some special guests on the official You Tube channel for 'Matchday Live', available to help you get in to matchday mood from 6.15pm.

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