Post-match - Shaun Derry
Following a record Football League victory for the U’s, Shaun Derry believes the 7-0 result over Morecambe last night should be something everyone at Cambridge United can be proud of.
He said: “What a fantastic night for everyone involved, and the players were ecstatic in the changing room. We have made strides and this was a top performance that we have all managed to accomplish together tonight.
“I’m equally delighted for the fans and to be able to put on a display like that for them. I even enjoyed watching it this evening, which is a rare treat for a manager because of the nerves and emotion involved throughout the game.
“Breaking the record is obviously something that everybody related with the football club can be proud of. It’s not just the team but the support staff, the office staff and of course the supporters should enjoy this.”
The U’s boss pinpointed a frantic first half an hour of the match in which United stamped their authority on to the game with four goals, as the pivotal period of the evening.
He said: “The manner in which we started the game enabled us all to relax and take the pressure off the boys, and they responded with a very good performance.
“The intensity at which you start a game can often suggest how you are going to play for the remaining minutes and that was certainly the case tonight. Our ruthlessness made it majorly difficult for Morecambe.
“Even then we didn’t take out foot off the pedal, when we knew that Morecambe would be improved in the second half, and completed a fully comprehensive display.”
With three games of the season left to play, the U’s still have a chance of achieving a top seven finish and clinching a play-off position, and Derry states that everyone must believe it is a possibility.
“It is still mathematically possible and we want to be playing for every point between now and the end of the season. There are nine points on offer and we want the lot but to do that we’ll need to play to the very best of our ability.
“That begins with Saturday’s trip to Notts County, which will be a big occasion but we have to look at it as just another game that we need to win.”