How the U's are shaping up for next season
A look at next season's opponents continues with Cambridge United
Who are ya?
Cambridge finished in 19th place in the League 2 table last season.
Who’s in charge?
59-year-old former Luton boss Richard Money took over at the R Costings Stadium in 2012. As a player, Money had two spells at the start and finish of his career with Scunthorpe and also represented Fulham, Liverpool, Derby, Luton and Portsmouth.
Having gone up through the play-offs in 2014, following nine seasons in the Conference, United consolidated in League Two. The highlight of their campaign was a run to the fourth round of the FA Cup where they held Manchester United to a 0-0 draw at home before losing 3-0 at Old Trafford in front of more 74,000 fans. They were unbeaten in five games in January but won only three more times after exiting the FA Cup.
With £1m plus FA Cup revenue in the coffers Cambridge have already begun strengthening for the new season. Ex-Gillingham defender Leon Legge and former Fleetwood captain Mark Roberts have signed and they were joined last week by ex-Reds’ loanee Keith Keane, who signed a two year contract. Keith played 15 games on loan from Preston last season and had a further loan spell later in the campaign at Stevenage.
The clubs were regular opponents in the Conference but the only game since Reds won promotion to the League in 2011 was last September when an own goal and a strike by Charles Banya secured a 2-0 win for Reds in the first round of the Johnstone’s Paint Trophy.
How far is it?
It’s a 196-mile round trip to the Memorial Stadium.