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19 November 2015

Shaun Derry ahead of his home debut at the Abbey this Saturday

Cambridge United Manager Shaun Derry is pleased with the progress made during his first full week at the helm of the U’s.

The United boss has reflected positively on the work being undertaken on the training field this week and hopes his side will carry several key messages into the fixture against Accrington Stanley this weekend.

Derry said: “It has been a very positive first week.

“We have certainly tried to get a few more messages into the boys this week. Like I said after the game against Oxford on Saturday, we only had 48 hours prior to that game, and to try and get all your messages through to the team was impossible.

“I will be looking to see if the players can carry the first set of information they have received into Saturday’s game, as we look to make improvements.”

He continued: “It is a good group, who have produced a level of training that should be the standard moving forward. I would be very disappointed if I felt the team hadn’t trained well because of attitude at this point in the week. 

“However, I can’t fault the players for their attitude and they have put themselves forward for training really well.”

Having taken up the reigns for his first game in charge at Oxford last weekend, Derry is now looking forward to passing his next landmark with the club, when making his bow at the Abbey Stadium for his home debut on Saturday afternoon.

“I have passed the barrier in terms of my first away game and now I have another one this week, where we will be aiming for a good home performance. It’s very exciting going forward and every time I visit the training ground, I feel a real sense of enthusiasm about what we can develop here.

“Our aim is to first and foremost improve on the season, but we also want to look at the bigger picture which is the aim to get Cambridge United into the higher echelons of Sky Bet League Two.”

Tickets for Saturday’s game are available to buy online by clicking here, with supporters encouraged to purchase before game day to make a £2 saving off full match day prices. Tickets are also available in-store or by calling 01223 566 500.

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