Brentford B head to take on an Oxford United XI this afternoon in a 1pm kick-off in a behind closed doors fixture.
The young Bees will be aiming to continue their positive run when they come up against an in form League One opponent. Last week Neil MacFarlane’s side drew 2-2 against a strong Swansea City XI in South Wales, as Nathan Young-Coombes kept up his fine scoring form for the side as he found his 16th goal of the season. Previous weeks have also seen the side claim victories over the likes of MPA Academy, Broadfields United and Aris Limassol.
About Oxford United
Oxford are currently fifth in the League One table and most recently picked up a 2-1 win over MK Dons at the weekend. After falling behind on 11 minutes, they levelled through Matty Taylor before Mark Sykes scored the winner 11 minutes from time. In charge of Oxford is Karl Robinson, who joined the club in 2018 having previously managed MK Dons and Charlton Athletic. The side missed out on promotion to the Championship last season after falling to defeat in the Play-Offs, but they’re in a strong position at the moment as they are just three points behind Wigan Athletic who occupy the last automatic promotion spot. United have 39 points after 21 games and have won 11 times, drawn six and lost four.
Oxford haven’t been beaten in the league since 16 October when they were beaten 3-1 by Plymouth Argyle. Recent results have seen them beat Doncaster Rovers 2-1 whilst they also drew with Sunderland and Rotherham United.
The young Bees have a strong squad to choose from with lots of players pushing for minutes in a side which has been playing well of late. Tristan Crama, who has impressed in central defence recently, could well keep his place as part of a back three whilst the likes of Ben Hockenhull, Jude Russell and Nico Jones will also be aiming for more minutes.
Coverage of this fixture will be available on social media whilst a full report and highlights will be available in the coming days.