Team News: Nathan Holland makes first Hammers start at Oxford

Nathan Holland

West Ham United youngster Nathan Holland makes his first start in Claret and Blue in tonight's Carabao Cup tie at Oxford United.

The 21-year-old winger played in the EFL Cup win against Bolton Wanderers two years ago and will hope to make the most of his opportunity at the Kassam Stadium.

Fellow young players Conor Coventry and Goncalo Cardoso are on the bench, while manager Manuel Pellegrini names an otherwise experienced side as the Hammers look to book their spot in the competition's last 16.

Roberto starts in goal, with a back four of Pablo Zabaleta, Fabian Balbuena, Issa Diop and Arthur Masuaku - back from suspension - in front of him.

Carlos Sanchez, Jack Wilshere and Pablo Fornals anchor the midfield, with Robert Snodgrass and Holland providing the width behind Albian Ajeti.

There's experience on the bench too, with the likes of Lukasz Fabianski, Aaron Cresswell, Mark Noble, Felipe Anderson and Sebastien Haller providing options for the manager.

West Ham United: Roberto, Zabaleta (c), Balbuena, Diop, Masuaku, Fornals, Sanchez, Wilshere, Snodgrass, Holland, Ajeti
Subs: Fabianski, Cresswell, Cardoso, Coventry, Noble, Felipe Anderson, Haller

Oxford United: Eastwood, Ruffels, Dickie, Moore, Hall, Brannagan, Long, Forde, Baptiste, Mackie, Thorne
Subs: Stevens, Taylor, Woodburn, Fosu, Sykes, Agyei, Jones

Referee: Robert Jones