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Cambridge Utd v Stanley

30 September 2016

A busy September concludes for the Reds with a trip to Cambridge United.

John Coleman's side will be out to continue their decent form to keep pace with the leaders in League Two.[vc_tta_accordion][vc_tta_section title="The Reds" tab_id="1470411712017-30fe7d0e-41fab72e-6c49658d-0122"]It's back to the away trip routine for Stanley this weekend after a brief midweek interlude at the Wham Stadium but John Coleman's men will be hoping to continue their good form.

Stanley remain unbeaten in five league games and will hope to extend that run into a second month.

With just two points separating the majority of the top half of the table the Reds could close in on the play-off places with a win.[/vc_tta_section][vc_tta_section title="Form" tab_id="1470411712406-ac66af5e-34ebb72e-6c49658d-0122"]A draw with Mansfield in midweek extended Stanley's unbeaten run in League Two to five games even though there was plenty of frustration that it wasn't a fourth straight win.

The Reds are out to maintain their good away form, which has seen them win their last two away league games and only lose once away from the Wham Stadium in the campaign so far.

They sit eleventh in the league table but only two points worse off than second placed Luton.[/vc_tta_section][/vc_tta_accordion]

Team News

Captain Seamus Conneely remains a doubt, with Coleman keen to stress that the midfielder will not be rushed or risked.

Winger John O'Sullivan remains sidelined but could be back for next weekend.

Shay McCartan continues to struggle with his injury but Scott Brown is available again following his one match suspension.[vc_tta_accordion][vc_tta_section title="The Opposition" tab_id="1470411712017-30fe7d0e-41fab72e-6c49f96c-5bea"]After a stuttering start to the new season, Cambridge have now found some form and strung together back to back wins.

United were ninth in League Two last season and must have started the new campaign harbouring ambitions of more this time around.

That poor form at the start meant they were briefly bottom of the table but now Shaun Derry's men are within two wins of the top half.[/vc_tta_section][vc_tta_section title="Manager" tab_id="1470411712406-ac66af5e-34ebb72e-6c49f96c-5bea"]A midfielder during his playing days, Shaun Derry was appointed manager of United in November 2015.

His first game was against Accrington where the Reds won 3-2.

Derry began his career at Notts County before departing for spells with Sheffield United, Portsmouth, Nottingham Forest and Leeds.

He also had two stints with Crystal Palace, winning promotion to the Premier League in 2004. He repeated the trick with Queens Park Rangers before hanging up his boots following a loan spell at Millwall.

He took charge of Notts County but left in March 2015 before moving to the Abbey Stadium[/vc_tta_section][/vc_tta_accordion]

Admission

Stanley supporters can buy tickets on the day of the game but the prices increase from those bought in advance.

One the day prices:

Adults: £22

Concessions (64+, Students NUS, Young Adults 18-21): £17

Under 18s: £12


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