CAMERON Brannagan knows most Oxford United fans do not hold any hope of beating Manchester City tonight – but he has belief in an upset.

The midfielder, a Manchester United fan, has been passed fit to play after recovering from concussion.

Given his optimism, some might think there are lingering effects from the head injury sustained at Wycombe Wanderers ten days ago.

Even with Pep Guardiola planning to make changes, United – second bottom in Sky Bet League One – are 25/1 long shots to win in 90 minutes.

But Brannagan insists he can see a shock on the cards.

He said: “I truly believe we can nick a win and I’m not just saying that.

“People might laugh at me and say ‘but look at the way they’ve started’, but at the end of the day I truly believe this team is good enough to do whatever we want to do.

“I believe in the staff, the lads and everyone at the club. If we can get the win it could change the season round like that.”

And Manchester-born Brannagan admits his allegiance to the red half of the city makes tonight even more special.

He said: “My dream has always been to score against Man City and be on my knees in front of the crowd.

“I’ll probably get some stick because I know people who will be in the City end.”

Brannagan’s apprenticeship at Liverpool also means he is used to world-class players, so to him City’s internationals will not have an aura of invincibility.

The 22-year-old said: “Of course, they’re human beings and that’s it.

“People sometimes get ahead of themselves and think ‘he’s this or that’.

“At the end of the day they’re good at a sport, but so are we.

“I truly believe in this team and I’m not just saying that.

“Everyone’s just got to believe and stay with us.

“When it happens everyone will say ‘he was right’.”