Oxford have no new injury problems as they welcome local rivals Swindon to the Kassam Stadium in the Johnstone's Paint Trophy.
Tom Craddock could be recalled to the starting XI after returning to the bench following injury against York at the weekend, with James Constable also in contention.
The 3-1 defeat by the Minstermen was the club's first in the league this season but manager Chris Wilder will not be tempted to make too many changes ahead of the hotly-anticipated clash.
``If you beat your local rivals you can't beat that feeling, but it will be a tough one for us,'' he told the club's official website.
``We have to play well, there are no two ways of looking at it, but there is no need for me to have to cajole and gee the players up. The players that were here last year know the atmosphere at both games.''
Oxford remain without Michael Duberry, Peter Leven, Andy Whing, Harry Worley and Liam Davis through injury.
Wes Foderingham is available for Swindon despite events at the weekend.
The goalkeeper was hauled off after 21 minutes against Preston at the weekend and exchanged words with manager Paolo Di Canio.
But the 21-year-old released an official apology and Di Canio has confirmed he is back in contention to start.
Di Canio told the club's official website: ``Wes has apologised. The situation is now clear and we will move on and work together. He will have his chance to be a part of the team and be available for selection against Oxford.''
The Italian could hand a debut to Adam Rooney, who was a substitute at the weekend after joining from Birmingham on loan.
Paul Benson is hoping for a run-out after remaining on the bench at Preston upon his return from a knee injury.