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Preview: Cambridge United

1 September 2014

A look ahead to tonight's JPT action

Reds start their Johnstone's Paint Trophy campaign with a first round tie against Cambridge United at the Checkatrade.com Stadium tonight.


MATCH OFFICIALS

Referee: Gavin Ward

Assistants: Dave Bushell and John O'Brien

Fourth Official: Jake Hillier 

TEAM NEWS

Josh Simpson (ankle) and Bobson Bawling (hamstring) are both injured while Joe Walsh and Gwion Edwards are on international duty with Wales U-21s.

Kwesi Appiah (dead leg) and Harrison Dunk (hamstring) are both likely to miss out for Cambridge.


VIEW FROM INSIDE THE CAMP

John Gregory: "We have had a poor run so we need a win, it's as simple as that. It won't be easy because Cambridge will be flying after winning 5-0 on Saturday but this is our best chance of playing in a Wembley final and it's a game we're looking forward to."


WE’VE MET BEFORE?

The club met regularly during our Conference days. Our last meeting was in January 2011 when Craig McAllister (2) and Jamie Cook scored in a 3-0 win for Reds at the Checkatrade.com Stadium in front of 2,241 fans. The last meeting at the Abbey Stadium in August 2010 ended 2-2 with Matt Tubbs getting both our goals.


FORM GUIDE

After winning their first three games, Reds have lost the last four. Cambridge have won two, drawn one and lost three of their first six games in League and Cup.


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TONIGHT'S OTHER JPT TIES

AFC Wimbledon v Southend

Cheltenham Town v Oxford United

Peterborough v Leyton Orient

Stevenage v Gillingham

Wycombe v Coventry

Yeovil v Portsmouth

Crewe v Rochdale

Oldham Athletic v Bradford City

Accrington Stanley v Carlisle

Barnsley v York City

Fleetwood v Morecambe

Notts County v Mansfield

Preston v Shrewsbury

Scunthorpe v Chesterfield


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MATCH COVERAGE

You can follow the game with live commentary on Reds Player from 7.40pm with John Barnett and Tony Vessey. To listen to the game click here.

We will be running our live blog on The Reds Wall throughout the game and you can react to the action.

There are also live updates through the club's Twitter feed and the latest news on our Facebook page as well.

 

COME ON YOU REDS!


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