Jota starts for Brentford at Oxford after a reported 'imminent bid' never emerged over the past 10 days.
The Spaniard has reportedly had a host of suitors including Derby, Newcastle, Burnley, Swansea, Everton and West Ham.
However, despite the club being told to expect a bid imminently ahead of their game with Aldershot, nothing has been forthcoming.
Dean Smith has claimed that the Spaniard does not want to play against Brentford so a move to the Premier League is the only option for the club. It is understood that Jota is happy at the club.
Henrik Dalsgaard continues at right back with Luke Daniels given a further chance between the sticks with Dan Bentley on the bench.
Brentford: Luke Daniels, Henrik Dalsgaard, Harlee Dean, Andreas Bjelland, Rico Henry, Romaine Sawyers, Josh McEachran, Ryan Woods, Florian Jozefzoon, Lasse Vibe, Jota.
Substitutes: Daniel Bentley, Maxime Colin, John Egan, Josh Clarke, Yoann Barbet, Sergi Canos, Tom Field, Justin Shaibu, Reece Cole, Emmanuel Onariase.