Match Preview | Wanderers v Cambridge United

Cambridge preview

Wanderers prepare to take on Cambridge United for the second time in the space of under two weeks as the U’s visit the Toughsheet Community Stadium on Saturday.

Ian Evatt’s men emerged victorious from the Abbey Stadium just three games ago and will be looking to repeat that outcome this weekend.

Manager quotes

Ian Evatt: "We're in a great position but in football seasons you have highs and you have lows. You've got to manage your emotions and for us it's about staying calm and staying focused. 

"We know we have to play really well in these last 12 games to get promoted but we'll give it our best shot.  I have a massive belief in these players that we can achieve it so we'll continue to focus on Saturday to get back on the winning trail.

"We're not entitled to anything and we have to earn it. Now isn't the time for pointing fingers, now is the time to stick together as a football club and back the team."

Ian Evatt

Cambridge United Interim Manager Barry Corr: “Bolton are a quality opposition, we know that. Having only played them a few weeks ago, we know what to expect from them.

“For us, we just have to turn up and put a performance in to give a good account of ourselves and see where that takes us.

“Sometimes playing against possession based sides can bring the best out in us. We have to be good without the ball and exploit the spaces on the counter.”

Team News

Carlos Mendes Gomes suffered a cruel blow on Tuesday night after it was revealed that he ruptured his Achilles and will be ruled out for the remainder of the season and several months beyond.

Dion Charles is continuing his recovery from a knee injury but Saturday is likely to come too soon for the forward.

Nathan Baxter has been advised to remain in a splint for a further few weeks to aid his wrist injury healing.

Form Guide

Both sides would prefer to be in slightly better form coming into this clash. Cambridge have suffered three straight defeats albeit against teams towards the top end of the division.

Defeat against Wanderers was followed by Neil Harris departing United to take up the Manager role at Millwall. A further two defeats to Peterborough and Stevenage compiled the misery for the U’s who will be looking to turn their fortunes around as soon as possible.

Wanderers themselves have no time to feel sorry for themselves after defeats to Blackpool and Wigan but with everything still to play for in the promotion race, Ian Evatt’s side will be hungry to get back on the winning trail as the final 12 games remain full of opportunity.



Referee: Ollie Yates

Assistant Referees: Daniel Woodward and Danny Jarvis

Fourth Official: Alan Clayton


Saturday, 3pm.


Supporters living outside of the UK can watch the game live via Wanderers TV with a match pass, which can be purchased HERE

Alternatively, UK supporters can listen to live full match commentary on Wanderers TV HERE.

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