CLUB CONNECTIONS – LUTON TOWN
Ahead of this Saturday’s clash we profile two players who have featured for both Cambridge United and this weekend’s visitors Luton Town during their playing careers.
The clash with the Hatters is an all ticket fixture, with supporters able to secure their place online until 12pm Saturday and in person at the ticket office until 5pm Friday.
CLUB CONNECTIONS (Read more in this weekend’s programme):
Having played for no less than 21 football clubs during his extensive 29-year playing career, it is perhaps no surprise that Claridge featured both in the amber of Cambridge United and orange of Luton Town.
The striker spent a short period at Kenilworth Road in 1992, in between spells with the U’s making 16 appearances for the Hatters and finding the back of the net on two occasions. Meanwhile, Claridge featured prominently in a successful two years for United between 1990-92, making 79 appearances and scoring 28 goals in his first spell.
He returned to the club five months later from Luton, for a further two seasons adding 53 more appearances and taking his goal tally up to 46 in amber and black.
Legendary Cambridge United Manager Chris Turner was a stalwart in defence for both Cambridge United and Luton Town during his playing career.
Having come through the ranks with Peterborough United, Turner made the switch across the Atlantic to join Connecticut Bicentennial in 1977 before joining New England Tea Men a year later. He returned to English football ahead of the 1978-79 season to team up with the Hatters, making 30 appearances and registering an impressive five goals.
After a brief spell back in the United States, Turner arrived in Cambridge in 1979 for his first spell with the U’s and went on to amass 90 appearances across two periods with United.
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