David Amoo agrees new contract at Cambridge United

PUBLISHED: 07:00 25 April 2018

David Amoo in action for Cambridge United. Picture: Keith Heppell

David Amoo in action for Cambridge United. Picture: Keith Heppell

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Winger gets deal until end of 2018-19 campaign

David Amoo has signed a new one-year contract at Cambridge United.

The 27-year-old winger moved to the Abbey Stadium from Partick Thistle last summer, but has had a frustrating campaign.

Amoo has battled a number of injuries, but despite those troubles, he has become a firm favourite with the U’s faithful.

He has still managed to make 24 appearances, and has had a big impact from the bench with his blistering pace proving a menace to tiring teams.

“I am really enjoying my time here so when I was offered a chance to continue that, it was an absolute no-brainer,” said Amoo, on the new deal.

“The fans have welcomed me to the club brilliantly and have been so patient through all the injuries and set-backs.

“I am therefore looking forward to being able to repay their faith in me, and the management team too who have worked so hard on making sure I’ve been able to play a part this season.

“I’m so excited to have another year with the club.”

United head of football Ben Strang said: “If we’re honest, it’s been a disjointed season for David, but when we have had him fit and available he has made hugely positive contributions.

“He is a goal threat, has excellent consistency in his end product and offers us a ball carrier in a wide position.

“If David can have a good off-season and pre-season to build from, we firmly believe he can be an integral member of the squad.

“On his day, he has shown that he is difficult to contain at this level, so the challenge for David is to produce this consistently.”

There was disappointment for the U’s youngsters in the Cambridgeshire Invitation Cup final.

A United development side faced Ely City at the Abbey Stadium on Monday night, eager to make an impression on a bigger stage.

The young U’s took the lead in the 66th minute as Tom Knowles scored from 20 yards.

Ely were back on level terms in the 78th minute when the Robins’ substitute and former United youngster Sam Reed scored at the back post.

With the game looking destined for penalties, Deakan Napier struck in the final minute to secure Ely a 2-1 win.

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