By Tanaka Mvere
Cambridge come into the match against Chesterfield off the heels of a 2-1 midweek home win against Yeovil Town, their first win in four attempts. United sit in 13th place with 20 points and a win would see them climb up to as high as ninth, should results go their way.
Chesterfield will also come to this game fresh from a 2-0 away win against Crawley Town, their first win in 11 league games. The victory ended a run of six successive defeats for the Spireites while also claiming their first three points under new manager, Jack Lester. Lesters’ side are currently bottom of the table.
U’s boss Shaun Derry is likely to keep the same side that faced Yeovil on Tuesday. Derry will certainly hope Top scorer Uche Ikpeazu and inform man George Maris continue where they left off as they look to extend United’s winning run.
Captain Leon Legge, will also be in the matchday squad after he returned from suspension on Tuesday. Forward Ade Azeez will be the only absentee for United due to a knee problem.
Spireites boss Lester is expected to make a few changes to his side. Lester will have the likes of Connor Dimaio, Diego De Girolamo, Laurence Maguire, Jak McCourt and Matthew Briggs to call on should he wish.
However, his side could be without striker Chris O’Grady for the trip, due to back pains. O’Grady was an unused sub in the midweek victory at Crawley.
Goalkeeper Tommy Lee is now in light training as he works his way back from a shoulder injury.
Lester praised his side’s performance at Crawley as he said: “It was a very solid performance on Tuesday, everyone worked hard and we played fast attacking football”.
Lester also acknowledged the tests his team faces ahead as he said: “Confidence is massive in football and you only get that by winning games. Cambridge have a good manager and got a good win in the week, it’ll be a tough game.”