With Derby Day upon us, we caught up with journalist Andrew Georgeson of Cambridgeshire Live to talk about Stevenage vs Cambridge United...
- After big wins against Crewe and Mansfield, how disappointing was the 1-0 loss against Swindon?
“I don’t think it was that disappointing, they are a really good team. The main problem is the home form. We have only won one game in five this season at the Abbey Stadium; two in 12 since February. Even though we scored seven goals away from home in our last two games is fantastic. We are really struggling for goals at home and our style of play is not great."
- Cambridge are unbeaten in their six games against Stevenage, how confident are the Club going into the game?
“We are confident because of the away form. Last season was a 1-0 win at The Lamex Stadium and that was came at a really important time for us. We only won two games out of 12 at the start of last season and one of them came against Stevenage. In the reverse fixture, both goals came in the first half. The team are playing decent football away from home and we need to win this game. We are bringing a good fans base, and we need to carry this away form because we do have tricky away trips still to come."
- What is the expectation for the Club this season?
“It’s difficult. Colin Calderwood wants Play-Offs, every team wants Play-Offs. Top 10 would be a minimum. But the home form needs to improve. Stability is the main thing - the manager signed a two-year contract recently and he’s never finished outside the Play-Offs as manager in the Football League."
- What is the team news going into the game?
“We’ve got most of our squad and players are being drop, but the club currently have no left sided player because of injuries. Luke Hannant (left midfielder), Harrison Dunk (left wing-back) and Samir Carruthers (midfielder) Should be back. Dan jones broke his foot in training and captain Garry Degan has got blood poisoning."
- Prediction and goalscorers?
“I will go for a comfortable 3-0 for The U’s, with Marc Richards scoring a brace and Sam Smith grabbing the third."