Match Preview | Cambridge United v Wanderers


It’s a week on the road for Ian Evatt and his side with two away trips to get stuck into following a hard-earned point at home to Barnsley on Saturday.

Wanderers visit the Cledara Abbey Stadium on Tuesday night to take on Cambridge United and will be eager to make the most of one of their games in hand on the teams around them before taking on Northampton at the weekend.

Manager quotes

Ian Evatt:  “It's down to us. That’s the main message, really. We've put ourselves in a really strong position. At the start of the season, I think we'd all have taken where we are now. We know what's expected and we're going to work our hardest to make that happen.

“We know what's required and it's now down to us to try and execute that. For a long time now we've been behind in our games and had games in hand. Everyone's been talking ‘ifs, buts and maybes’ and we just need to convert them into points. The time is now.”


Cambridge Manager Neil Harris:  “It will be a really good challenge. Ian Evatt has done a great job over a number of years and well done to them for getting themselves out of the mire as a football club.

“They’re a great side but we’re in a great place ourselves. We’ve earned the right to enjoy the game, attack the game and we don’t fear the opponent.

“We’re really looking forward to a night under the light at The Abbey with the big dogs coming to town. We’re the underdog and we’re just going to go out there and play our game.”

Team News

Ricardo Almeida Santos won't be available for selection as he continues to recover from a calf strain picked up last week. 

Wanderers will welcome back Gethin Jones from international duty and he will be ready if called upon. Likewise with George Thomason who has now served his two game league suspension.

Form Guide

Besides a two game blip over Christmas, Neil Harris has got side firmly into the category of ‘hard to beat’ in Sky Bet League One since taking charge at United.

The last four fixtures have resulted in two wins and two draws for the U’s with both wins being 2-1 and both draws being 0-0.

In terms of the league table, Cambridge find themselves in 14th position and seven points above the danger zone. Given the recent form of United, Neil Harris’ side will be looking up the table rather than over their shoulder.

As for Wanderers, Zac Ashworth’s thunderous header earned the Whites a point at home against Barnsley last time out which leaves Ian Evatt’s men in good stead following back-to-back league wins prior to that.

A win on Tuesday would put Wanderers back into the top two and onto 61 points.



Referee: David Rock

Assistant Referees: Daniel Johnson and Alistair Nelson

Fourth Official: Jacob Lehane


Tuesday, 7:45pm.


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