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Preview: Cambridge United (A)

10 April 2015

The League Two season enters is final phase as Stanley make the trip south to the Abbey Stadium to face Cambridge United.

Ahead of kick off, Chris Forsyth has all the information you might need:Monday's win over Carlisle means Stanley have reached the historically significant 50 point mark.

Now the aim is to amass the biggest total possible, with John Coleman looking to reach 60.

Having returned to winning ways, the Reds will now look to do the double over a Cambridge United side back in the Football League for the first season since winning promotion and three points worse off in the table.[/vc_tab]Terry Gornell serves the second match of his ban and sits out, as does Andy Procter who is the only long term injury absentee.

Matt Crooks and Dean Winnard both missed the win over Carlisle and will be assessed ahead of the game.

Adam Buxton returned to the starting eleven in that game following injury and could keep his place.[/vc_tab]The Us have spent nine of the last 10 seasons in the Conference, with the other season being spent in League Two.

They were relegated from League Two in the 2004/05 season after finishing bottom of the table. They then spent the next nine seasons in the Conference before being promoted via the play offs last season. After finishing in 2nd place in the table the Us beat Gateshead 2-1 at Wembley with goals from Liam Hughes and Ryan Donaldson. Jack Lester scored Gateshead's goal.[/vc_tab]

Richard Money

59 year old Money is in his seventh managerial role, after taking over as Cambridge manager in 2012. He started his managerial career at Scunthorpe United and has also had spells at AIK, Vasteras SK, Newcastle United Jets, Walsall and Luton Town.

Before becoming a manager Money had a successful playing career, making over 450 appearances for clubs including Scunthorpe, Fulham and Luton.

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Robbie Simpson

30 year old Simpson joined Cambridge for his second spell last summer and has so far made 33 appearances and scored eight goals for the club.

He started his career at Cambridge City and made 77 appearances and scored 40 goals before moving to Cambridge United. He made 32 appearances and scored 17 goals for the club between 2006 and 2007. He then moved to Coventry City and made 61 appearances and scored four goals between 2007 and 2009 before moving to Huddersfield Town. During his time at Huddersfield he made 13 appearances between 2009 and 2012 and also had spells on loan at Brentford and Oldham Athletic. He then moved to Oldham permanently and made 50 appearances and scored five goals between 2012 and 2013.

Simpson then had a spell at Leyton Orient, making 14 appearances between 2013 and 2014 before moving to the Us last summer.

[/vc_tab]The two sides have only ever met on one occasion at the Abbey Stadium, with Cambridge winning the game 3-1 in the 2005/06 season. Mark Angel, Darren Quinton and David Bridges scored for the Us with Andy Mangan scoring for Stanley.

The two sides have also met at the Store First Stadium with Stanley winning the match 2-1. Piero Mingoia scored twice for Stanley with Michael Nelson replying for the Us.[/vc_tab]Stanley ended an eight match winless run with victory over Carlisle on Monday.

They're now 17th in League Two, on 50- points and eleven clear of the relegation places.

The Us have had a disappointing season on their return to League Two, currently sitting in 18th place in the table. They have won six, drawn four and lost 10 of their 20 home matches so far this season.

In their last match they at Northampton Town they won 1-0 and in their last home match they were beaten by Bury 2-0. The Us are currently in a poor run of form, winning two matches out of their last 16.[/vc_tab]

Stanley

Gornell 8 (5 for Cheltenham)

Mingoia 7

McCartan 6

Gray 5

Maguire 5

Windass 5

Naismith 4

Joyce 4

Atkinson 4

Cambridge Utd

Simpson 8

Donaldson 7

Elliott 5[/vc_tab]

Chris Sarginson (Staffordshire)

The Midlands based official has a wealth of experience behind him having started to take charge of Football League games back in 2008.

His last Stanley game was the 4-0 defeat at Shrewsbury at the start of the season

This season: 27 games, 78 yellow cards, 3 red cards[/vc_tab]

The Ground

The Us have played at the Abbey Stadium since 1932 and the current capacity of the ground is 9617.

The record attendance that the club have ever achieved is 14,000, which was set in a friendly match against Chelsea in 1970.

For more information on Cambridge United, why not visit their official website www.cambridge-united.co.uk or their Twitter feed @CambridgeUnitedFC[/vc_tab]


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