The two sides have met ten times, with Fleetwood winning on eight occasions, but this fixture ended 2-2 last season with the U’s coming from two goals down thanks to second-half strikes from James Henry and Jamie Mackie.
Karl Robinson’s Oxford United Face Fleetwood Town
U’s Look for First Win in Five
After three successive league defeats, Oxford ended that run last weekend after an enthralling 3-3 draw at home to Coventry City.
The Cod Army, meanwhile, have won three of their opening six league games, but lost last time out at Lincoln City, and bowed up of the Carabao Cup at the first round after the defeat at Nottingham Forest.
Oxford are still without Matty Taylor after picking up his injury at Bristol Rovers, but both Cameron Brannagan, who is the U’s top scorer with four goals, and Alex Rodriguez Gorrin have returned. Shandon Baptiste and Rob Hall have both managed to get some minutes under their belts as both players edge closer to full fitness.
Defensively is where the U’s have come undone this season, and they’ll be looking for a first clean sheet since their Carabao Cup win over Peterborough.
For Fleetwood, defender Harry Souttar has impressed this season, playing every game, scoring once and adding an assist. Josh Morris has two goals from seven appearances from midfield, while Paddy Madden has already netted an impressive four goals. The U’s summer transfer target Ched Evans, who rejoined Fleetwood, has also found the net this season.