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5 February 2016

Match Day Programme Preview

Read a preview of this week’s main feature article in the match day programme, with new U’s striker Jimmy Spencer!

The marksman reflects on his eventful start with the U’s, as well as revealing his aims for the remainder of the Sky Bet League Two season. The former Notts County and Huddersfield Town man has also signed 30 copies of the programme which will be distributed randomly around the ground.

Read preview here:

Manager Shaun Derry described Spencer’s arrival at the club against Leyton Orient last week, as a “whirlwind 24 hours”, in which the striker signed for the club the day before the clash at the Matchroom Stadium, slept at the U’s boss’ house before being substituted on in the 61st minute and notching his first goal just 60 seconds and three touches later!

For Spencer, events could not have panned out any better, he said: “It was the perfect scenario. 

“I couldn’t ask for much more than to come on at Leyton Orient and score. I was sent on to hold the ball up high up the pitch and do my bit for the team. 

“But Ben [Williamson] did brilliantly with the run down the line and unselfishly passed the ball to me when he could have quite easily gone for goal himself for the hat-trick.

“I don’t think I have made many better debuts in my career so far than that. I’ve certainly not scored on my debut before and that is always nice to do.”

Meanwhile also in this week’s edition, an exclusive insight into the club’s transfer dealings from Chief Executive Jez George who reveals what work takes place in the recruitment of players. Guest columnist Mike Barnes takes a look at the influx of foreign managers in the Premier League following the news of Pep Guardiola’s appointment at Manchester City.

Andy Duncan is this week’s featured player from the Newmarket Road End’s Legends Wall, courtesy of 100 Years of Coconuts, and find out more about new signing Shane O’Neill with a factfile on the 22 year old.

Be sure to pick up a programme for just £3!

Tickets are available to purchase online, in-store and over the phone by calling 01223 566 500.

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