PREVIEW TODAY’S CLASH AGAINST OXFORD UNITED
Shaun Derry’s time in charge of the U’s begins this afternoon against Oxford United at the Kassam Stadium, as Cambridge United return to Sky Bet League Two action.
The U’s will be looking to make it back-to-back wins following last Saturday’s 1-0 Emirates FA Cup victory over Basingstoke Town at the Abbey Stadium.
Having been appointed earlier this week, the game in Oxfordshire marks new Cambridge United Manager Shaun Derry’s first game at the helm of the U’s.
Only Keith Keane has been ruled out of the fixture as he continues his recovery from injury.
Two contrasting results last season mean that United will be aiming for a repeat performance of the fixture at the Abbey Stadium in October last year where they ran out 5-1 winners, rather than the corresponding match at the Kassam Stadium which ended in a 2-0 defeat.
A win would see Cambridge clinch their third victory in four games, with the possibility of moving up seven places in a tight Sky Bet League Two table.
However, today’s opponents will certainly pose a difficult challenge and approach the fixture sat in second position having only lost one game in their last seven fixtures in League and Cup competition.
A 2-0 away win at Dagenham & Redbridge saw Michael Appleton’s side progress into the quarter final stage of the Johnstone’s Paint Trophy on Tuesday night.
The head-to-head records are extremely close between the two teams, with a win this afternoon for Shaun Derry’s men levelling the head-to-heads on 10 victories each with 11 draws.
The Amber Army have already secured over 400 tickets in advance of the fixture, whilst tickets are available to purchase on the gate at the Kassam Stadium for those who wish to pay on the day.