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SNEAK PREVIEW: JOSH COULSON

4 September 2015

Preview tomorrow's Match Day Programme

Ahead of the clash with Luton Town tomorrow afternoon at the Abbey Stadium, read a sneak peak of the Match Day Programme’s main feature article with Cambridge United’s longest serving player, Josh Coulson.

Tickets for the exciting clash will not be available tomorrow and therefore must be purchased before 8pm tonight. Click here to buy online, alternatively head in-store or call 01223 566 500 to secure a place before it’s too late.

United defender Josh Coulson reveals to the match day programme exactly what it’s like to play in the fixture, with the Amber Army able to read a sneak peak of the feature article below:

High octane games like today’s clash are the reason most players want to play football according to Coulson, who also describes the positive impact a result against the Hatters can have moving forward.

“Whenever you play Luton, they are always massive games whether it is at home or away,” he said.

“If you can’t get up for these sort of games then there is no point in being a footballer, because the atmosphere and intensity of the game is just unbelievable.

“It is a local derby, and no doubt they will bring a lot of fans but we’ll have plenty of supporters there too. It is always a game to look forward to.

“It is one of them matches that if you win you are on cloud nine and you take some real confidence in your next few games and almost feel unbeatable. I’m hopeful of a strong performance and that we can get the result that we want come 5 o’clock.”

The last time the two sides met at the Abbey Stadium, the U’s claimed a 2-1 victory in the FA Cup courtesy of goals from Robbie Simpson and Ryan Donaldson, which led to United’s infamous draw with Manchester United in the following round.

Coulson, who started in his usual central defensive position that day, reflects back on what was a difficult but memorable clash.

“That really was a very tough game and from beating them we got the just rewards we deserved with the Manchester United games and all that followed from there. It did feel that little bit sweeter to do it in the FA Cup and end up with the circumstances that we did.

“I have good memories of the last time we played them at home but I’m hoping we can have another good game like that today.”

Meanwhile, columns from Chairman Dave Doggett, Chief Executive Jez George and Manager Richard Money are all included, as well as the usual stats, Player Q & A with Elliot Omozusi and Junior U’s section.

The publication also includes an update from Football Development Manager James Cutting following the conclusion of the Cambridge Summer Soccer Schools, Business Matters with Business Development Manager Liz Slack and of course Pat Morgan’s latest 100 Years of Coconuts piece.

Available around the ground for just £3, be sure to pick up a copy!


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