Oxford United fans get the chance to see the U’s new faces in action for the first time when they take on Oxford City at Court Place Farm on Tuesday night (7.45).

Mark Creighton, Dannie Bulman, Jack Midson, Ryan Clarke, Marcus Kelly, Alfie Potter and Alex Rhodes will be part of a full-strength squad in United’s first pre-season friendly.

That will include midfielder Adam Murray, who is set to return to action after a foot injury.

The only ansentee is defender Damian Batt. He misses out with a slight hamstring problem.

“Pre-season training has been very good,” said manager Chris Wilder.

“The players have been training hard and they are all looking forward to what is their first competitive game.

“Everyone is fit and ready to go, apart from Damian, who just felt a twinge in his hamstring on Saturday.

“Just as a precaution we may leave him for another few days rather than run any risk, but I'd expect him to be OK when we play at Morton.

"Other than that, we have everyone involved. We will look to give everyone 45 minutes, so they all have a chance to make that first impression."

Wilder said while the pre-season was vital, it was important not to take too much notice of the results of friendlies.

He said: “I have been at clubs where we have had a great pre-season and done nothing, and clubs where we have had a poor one and gone on to have a successful season. It’s impossible to judge.

“In pre-season games it’s all about getting into the right habits. Of course, you want to win games because it breeds confidence, but you can’t read too much into the results.

“You have to be fit to compete and I want us to be a fit, athletic side.”

United go up against a City team boasting the ex-United contingent of Lee Steele, James Clarke and Alex Fisher.

City will give former U’s youngster Michael Alexis his first run-out since breaking a leg while playing for Abingdon United in January 2008.

Meanwhile, Wilder has ended his interest in former Tranmere defender Luke Waterfall.

The ex-Barnsley youngster spent a week on trial.

Wilder said: “He was with us for a week and worked very hard, but he wasn’t what we really wanted.”

Oxford City: from Clarke, Baird, Ballard, Gunn, Caton, Perpetuini, Lyon, Bell, Davis, Savage, Malone, Pond, Alexis, Greaves, Faulconbridge, Fisher, Steele, Carbon, Rendell, Foster, Drakes.

Oxford Utd: from Turley, Batt, Sandwith, Bulman, Foster, Creighton, Chapman, Murray, Constable, Midson, Clist, Kelly, Potter, Rhodes, Killock, Deering, Clarke, Carruthers, Green, Groves, Sampson, Benjamin.