MATCH PREVIEW | HARTLEPOOL UNITED – HOME
Cambridge United play their final home midweek game of the season tonight at the Cambs Glass Stadium, against Hartlepool United in Sky Bet League Two.
Shaun Derry’s men will be eager to back up a superb away performance over high flyers Carlisle United at the weekend, in which Medy Elito’s second half hat-trick guided United to a 0-3 victory.
Currently sat four points off the top seven, consecutive wins for the U’s would place them well into the play-off mix and set up an exciting close to the 2016/17 campaign.
The U’s are still awaiting news as to whether Barry Corr or Liam O’Neil will return to first team action this evening.
Meanwhile, Hartlepool United arrive at the Cambs Glass Stadium this afternoon looking to continue their climb away from the EFL trap door.
Wins against Exeter City and Crewe in recent week’s means they are now six points ahead of 23rd placed Leyton Orient.
The Monkey Hangers have not enjoyed their best fortunes on the road however, having not won away from Victoria Park in the League since October and before Saturday’s 2-1 defeat to Notts County had failed to score a goal away from home since January.
The U’s blew the north-east side away with a staggering second half display in the reverse fixture back in December, which saw Shaun Derry’s men score five goals to claim three points.
The U’s have a good head-to-head record against Hartlepool, with 19 wins to seven, a record they aim to extend this evening.
Tickets for the game are available online, in-store and by calling 01223 566 500.