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9 September 2016


Cambridge United make the longest away trip of the season on Saturday as Shaun Derry’s men go face-to-face with Plymouth Argyle at Home Park.

The U’s travel to Devon on the back of positive displays against Shrewsbury Town and Mansfield Town, and will be hopeful of picking up their first League win which would propel them up League Two.

Midfielder James Dunne picked up an ankle injury in last weekend’s clash in Nottinghamshire which rules the 26-year old for this weekend’s encounter, joining Barry Corr, Harrison Dunk and George Maris on the U’s injury list. However, the likes of Max Clark and Conor Newton will be eagerly awaiting their opportunity.

Those making the long journey from the Amber Army, will be familiar with a number of names on the Pilgrim’s team sheet, with Jordan Slew, Ryan Donaldson and Jimmy Spencer all on the books of Derek Adam’s side this season.

Plymouth have enjoyed a strong opening month to the new season and currently sit in third position in Sky Bet League Two, following a five game winning streak. 

However, United fans will remember that the U’s travelled to an in-form Plymouth outfit last season which saw Shaun Derry’s side produce one of the best performances of the campaign to claim a 2-1 win.

That win extended the U’s overall head-to-head advantage to ten wins over the Pilgrim’s seven, but Shaun Derry is fully aware of task his side face this weekend.

“Points wise, Plymouth have clearly had a positive return but we know that following a positive spell of our own we are more than capable of heading over to Plymouth to compete for a win.

“We’re six games into the season and they certainly don’t get easier, but we feel that we are now starting to see the positivity in our play that will allow us to take the game to the opposition.

“Let’s continue to build on the performance levels which have been increasing in the previous two fixtures. We’re looking forward now at the aspects that we can affect rather than what the League table suggests or what form our opposition are in.”

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