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Preview: Cambridge United (A)

5 October 2012


Mansfield Town head to the R Costings Abbey Stadium tomorrow to face a Cambridge United team who have been buoyed by the midweek appointment of Richard Money as their new Head Coach.

The U’s confirmed yesterday that the former Walsall and Luton Town manager has been placed in charge of all first team affairs at the club, with former boss Jez George stepping into a Director of Football role.

Under George’s leadership, Cambridge have endured a sluggish start to the new season and currently languish just two points above the Blue Square Bet Premier drop zone.

Nevertheless, the U’s have found the back of the net in every league fixture so far this season, so tomorrow’s clash could be a stern text for our side.


Team News


Striker Matt Green could return to the starting line-up for the first time in almost a month after serving a three-match suspension for his red card in our defeat at Ebbsfleet United.

However, we will be without the services of Alan Marriott (shoulder), Gary Roberts (ankle), Jamie Hand (knee), Ross Dyer (knee ligaments), all of whom are long-term absentees through injury.

Should skipper Adam Murray play any part in the game, it will be his 399th career league appearance.


Form Guide


United were condemned to a 3-1 defeat in their last outing on home soil against Kidderminster Harriers nearly a fortnight ago, but responded in emphatic fashion as they recorded a 4-1 away victory at Barrow last Saturday.

The Stags have struggled away from One Call Stadium in recent weeks and our only success on the road so far this term came when we won 3-2 at Kidderminster Harriers back in August.

In the corresponding fixture last season, goals from Ross Dyer and Louis Briscoe earned us a 2-1 victory.


Ticket News


Stags supporters will be housed in either the Habbin Terrace (standing) or South Stand (seating) and can purchase tickets on the day at the R Costings Abbey Stadium. 

Terrace admission prices are £15 Adults, £10 concessions and £5 Under 16’s. Seat prices will cost £3 more per ticket, regardless of the age category.


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