Oxford United vs Brentford
The Kassam Stadium
The U's enjoyed a strong first season back in the third tier following their promotion at the end of the 2015-16 season. United spent most of the season in and around the Play-Off places and won their final three games to finish up a respectable eighth, four points off the top six. They also reached the final the EFL Trophy for the second year running, this time losing out to Coventry City at Wembley.
New boss Pep Clotet has added experienced Mansfield goalkeeper Scott Shearer, Chesterfield defender Charlie Raglan, Celtic defender Fiacre Kelleher, and former Barcelona B midfielder Xemi to the ranks at The Kassam Stadium. Heading the other way this summer have been midfielder Liam Sercombe who joined Bristol Rovers, Bury bound Joe Skarz, and Chey Dunkley who has headed to Wigan Athletic.
Pep Clotet took over the reigns at Oxford United this summer after leaving Leeds United, along with long-time colleague Garry Monk. After taking up coaching in his 20's, it was an inauspicious start for Pep as he was sacked from his first three jobs with all three teams getting relegated.
After failing to get promotion with Malaga, Pep's career took off when he joined the coaching staff at Swansea City in November 2013. Garry Monk's appointment saw Clotet promoted to Assistant Manager as The Swans finished eighth during the 2014/15 season. Clotet followed Monk to Leeds United last summer but after their departure this summer, Clotet took the post at Oxford United rather than follow Monk to Middlesbrough.
Admission tonight will be from the from the North Stand Ticket Office at The Kassam Stadium, cash only:
Junior Under 7 £1
There will be live commentary on iFollow Brentford of tonight's game, with Mark burridge and Dave Morley, from 7.30pm.