Premier League club West Ham will take on League One side Shrewsbury Town at the London Stadium in the FA Cup third-round replay.
Irvine has revealed that Oxford will feature in the tie this evening and is looking forward to watching the versatile 19-year-old in action.
The England Under-20 international is a very talented and promising young player who can operate as a central defender or as a defensive midfielder.
Oxford was sent out on loan to Bundesliga outfit Borussia Monchengladbach in the summer of 2017, but the teenager is back at the Hammers after struggling to make an impact at the German club.
Irvine told Football.London about Oxford: “I am really looking forward to seeing him play at some point. Since he came back he's not had a game at all.”
Meanwhile, former Celtic and Arsenal forward Charlie Nicholas has backed West Ham to win against Shrewsbury at the London Stadium this evening.
“It is fabulous stuff going on for West Ham under David Moyes so far, but he'll just want to get the job done here,” Nicholas wrote on Skysports.com. “And I think he'll rest Noble and maybe even Marko Arnautovic for this tie.”
A footnote added: “Charlie predicts: 2-0 and Hernandez to score first.”