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The Opposition: Cambridge United

We take an in-depth look at Joe Dunne’s side ahead of Saturday’s Sky Bet League Two clash with the U’s

1 November 2018

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Grimsby Town will be hoping to return to winning ways in Sky Bet League Two as they travel to Abbey Stadium to face Cambridge United on Saturday (3pm).

Michael Jolley’s side suffered their first defeat in five league games last weekend as they lost 2-0 to Crewe Alexandra at Gresty Road.

And the Mariners will be hoping for a quick response to that defeat as they travel to 20th-place Cambridge this weekend.

But Dunne’s side, who beat Macclesfield Town 1-0 last weekend, are unbeaten in their previous three league games, and they’ll be hoping to make it three league wins on the bounce on Saturday.

The U’s currently sit one place below the Mariners, on goal difference, with both sides on 15 points going into this weekend’s fixture.

Last five league results

Grimsby Town: W, W, D, W, L

Cambridge United: L, L, D, W, W

One to watch: Jevani Brown

The attacking midfielder is Cambridge United’s top goalscorer this season with four league goals, including two in his previous four games. 

The 24-year-old is a versatile forward, and can operate anywhere in the final third.

Brown scored six games in all competitions for the U’s last year, following his move from Stamford in summer 2017.

Transfer activity

There wasn’t too much transfer business done at the Abbey in the summer as boss Dunne brought in just three new faces for the 2018-19 campaign.

Centre-half George Taft joined from Mansfield Town, following three previous loan spells with the U’s since 2015.

Experienced winger Reggie Lambe joined from Carlisle United, and defender Louis John arrived from Sutton United.

Tickets are still available for Saturday’s Sky Bet League Two clash with Cambridge United at Abbey Stadium.

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