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Gaffer on U's

6 December 2013

Nigel Clough concluded his pre-match press duties by assessing United's FA Cup second round opponents, Cambridge United.

Looking ahead to Sunday's tie against the Conference Premier leaders, the manager said:

"Cambridge are a strong, well organised side, who are deservedly top of their division.

"We know the top half of the Conference could comfortably compete in League Two and they certainly proved that in midweek against Bury.

"They have a real continuity within their squad and I would think they would be in the top ten at least if they were in League Two this season.

"Cambridge have only lost once all season and they have an excellent home record, so we are under no illusions how difficult Sunday will be.

"The start that they have had won't have come easy; the Conference is a tough league and a real slog at times.

"I know Richard (Money) from my time at Manchester City and he has got them well disciplined.

"There is a third round spot up for grabs and we will go there relishing the challenge.

"I am not being too conceited when I say that we were probably the draw everyone wanted and the fact it is on television emphasises that feeling.

"The television cameras will be there sensing the possibility of an upset and it is down to us to make sure that doesn't happen.

"We will make the players aware that this will be as tough as Bristol City and Leyton Orient, we certainly won't be taking our eye off the ball."

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