Midfielder to face Hammers
Mark Cousins and Josh Thompson will also be keen to get some match time under their belts as they look to catch the manager's eye.
Bean has missed the past couple of games due to a knock but returns to action ahead of Sunday's clash against Coventry.
The U's midfielder will play in the U21s match on Thursday evening at the Weston Homes Community Stadium.
Marcus Bean will return to action against West Ham United.
U's: Cousins, Bransgrove, Spence, O'Donoghue, Kent, Roast, Thompson, Curtis, Bean, Hubble, Sanderson, Melaugh, Simmons, Szmodics, Nwachuku, Bonne
The game will kick off at 7pm and prices are the standard for U21s matches, as follows:-
FREE Season Ticket holders (including active 12 and 6 game packs):