Chris Stokes also returns to the starting XI at the national stadium...Mark Robins opts to make four changes to the side that defeated Bristol Rovers last weekend, as the Sky Blues attempt to lift the Checkatrade Trophy at Wembley Stadium.
Lee Burge retains his place in goal, with two enforced changes in defence. Chris Stokes and Jordan Turnbull replace the ineligible pairing of Nathan Clarke and Farrend Rawson, with Jordan Willis and Ryan Haynes operating at full-back.
Ruben Lameiras is preferred in behind Stuart Beavon, whilst George Thomas, fresh from his winning goal against Rovers, continues on the right of a four-man midfield.
Callum Reilly has dropped out after tweaking a hamstring in training, with Ben Stevenson taking his place in midfield.
Coventry City: Burge (GK), Willis (C), Stokes, Turnbull, Haynes, G.Thomas, Bigirimana, Stevenson, Reid, Lameiras, Beavon.
Subs: Charles-Cook (GK), Harries, Di. Kelly-Evans, Gadzhev, Jones, Folivi, Tudgay.
Oxford United: Eastwood (GK), Lundstram (C), Nelson, Maguire, Hemmings, Edwards, Rothwell, Hall, Ledson, Johnson, Dunkley.
Subs: Stevens (GK), Ribeiro, Skarz, Sercombe, Ruffels, Long, Carroll.