BOTH Oxford United and Manchester City are planning to make changes for tonight’s Carabao Cup tie at the Kassam Stadium.

While Pep Guardiola was always expected to shuffle his pack, his U’s counterpart Karl Robinson also revealed an intention to hold players back with one eye on Saturday’s visit to AFC Wimbledon.

With United second bottom in the Sky Bet League One table, the fixture at the weekend takes precedence.

Robinson said: “We are going to rest people. AFC Wimbledon is a massive game at the weekend, that’s the way it is.

“I’m going to start a youngster, one of our academy graduates. There’s a good chance the likes of Longy (Sam Long) could be involved.”

Guardiola, whose side won the cup last season, is juggling several competitions and some of his big names could be left at home.

But there are still likely to be familiar faces in the visitors’ line-up, with Brazil international Danilo and Riyad Mahrez, who scored twice in Saturday’s 5-0 win at Cardiff City in the Premier League in contention to gain useful game time.

Guardiola said: “I have been quite clear the guys that are going to play, all of them in the first team.

“Danilo is coming back, Aleks (Zinchenko) and Brahim (Diaz), so some players are going to play because they need rhythm.

“Nico (Otamendi) is to play.

“They don’t play too much in the last month so we’re going to play a lot of players that haven’t played.”