A look-ahead to Saturday's action at the Checkatrade Stadium
Reds return to Sky Bet League 2 action tomorrow when we take on Cambridge United at the Checkatrade Stadium, kick off 3pm.
Andre Blackman starts a two-game suspension for Reds.
Joe McNerney and Josh Payne are still sidelined by injury but Matt Harrold, Addison Garnett and Jordan Roberts are all in contention again after recovering from long-term injuries.
Josh Yorwerth has extended his loan deal with Southern League Merthyr Town until January 4.
For Cambridge, striker Barry Corr remains sidelined by a knee problem while Jake Gosling has returned early to Bristol Rovers following a loan spell.
Reds have lost just one of their last 14 games against the U’s, stretching back to March 2006 and covering tussles in League 2, Conference National and the FA Trophy. The last defeat came under Steve Evans in December 2007.
Last season Reds completed the league double over Cambridge, winning 3-0 away and 1-0 at home in January thanks to a goal from Matt Harrold.
THE FORM GUIDE
Although Reds have not won in their last six in all competitions, they have only been beaten once at home this season and have kept five clean sheets at the Checkatrade Stadium.
Cambridge have struggled for consistency and after drawing 1-1 at home to Dover in the FA Cup last Saturday they lost 1-0 at home to Scunthorpe in midweek in the Checkatrade Trophy. However, they did win their last away league game – 2-1 at Exeter last month.
VIEWS FROM THE CAMP
Dermot Drummy: “If you look at the table Cambridge are only six points off the play-offs. It’s very tight from top to bottom and I can’t see that changing.
“They have got some very good individuals and they will see this as a game where they can get a result. We’ve got to be ready for whatever Cambridge throw at us but our home record is pretty good and three points would be a great start to what is a very busy spell of games for us.”
Medy Elito (Cambridge forward): “I’ve come up against Crawley and they’re used to having a big centre-back and players who are good on and off the ball, but it’s how we go about our business there.The gaffer has got everything spot onand hopefully we’ll do the job.”
COMING TO THE GAME
Tickets are still available and you can also pay cash on the turnstiles.
Remember, under-11s pay just £1 and under-16s £4 for all League games at the Checkatrade Stadium.
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