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“THESE ARE THE TIMES WE MUST BUCKLE DOWN” SAYS LAMBE

25 February 2019

Reggie Lambe feels Cambridge United must harness the hurt from successive Sky Bet League Two defeats to flip their troubles on the road into a positive.

The U’s 1-0 loss at Yeovil Town on Saturday has been a tough one to take according to the Bermudan international, but Lambe says the side will regroup, show resilience and continue to back each other for a long as the season progresses.

He said: “As a whole we know we are all working hard for each other, we are all in the same position and need to keep trying things knowing that people won’t get on you if you make a mistake. It’s important we keep encouraging each other.

“I think we just need to calm down during matches and find a way to settle the game down. Going out at Cheltenham and Yeovil really wanting to pick up the points against sides around us in the table, may have had added pressure.

“We’ll regroup after this as a team and we are backing each other. I know it’s moving towards the end of the season but these are the times when you need to buckle down. Going away to our next match we should remember the down feeling we have experienced now (after Cheltenham and Yeovil) and turn that into a positive.

“That way we’ll pick up the points we want away from home.”

Discussing fortunes in front of goal Lambe is confident that once United initially break down the current barrier of hitting the net on the road, it will allow the U’s to naturally become more profitable when it comes to the side’s goalscoring statistics.

“Our main focus going to Yeovil was to score goals but unfortunately that hasn’t happened again. I do feel it’s the case though that once we get that first goal a few more will follow.

“If we had scored today, I think we would have gone on and possibly won the game because we had bossed the possession in the second half.

“Once we do get that goal, settle down and realise we can score away from home it will become much easier for us to get goals and get points.”

Finally the forward is a firm believer that the strong level of competition throughout the squad is a daily motivation for improving standards as each player fights for a starting position in Colin Calderwood’s team.

“We have a lot of (attacking) options. It means when you go to training you just know ‘I might not be starting this week so let me put it all in’ and that betters everyone.

“We get that level higher and now that the majority of players are back fit we have started to get a real competition for spots. It’s coming towards the end of the season and we still need points so the Head Coach is looking for his best team to put out on a Saturday.”


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