Winger a key cog in U’s machine
PUBLISHED: 07:00 11 February 2017
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Versatile Piero Mingoia earns praise at Cambridge United
Piero Mingoia’s role at Cambridge United has been praised by manager Shaun Derry.
Given the sparsity of right-backs last week, the 25-year-old was asked to take on the role of right wing-back against Plymouth Argyle.
And he did not look out of place, putting in an accomplished performance in both attack and defence.
“I thought Piero gave a top performance last week,” said U’s boss Derry.
“We asked him to do a job for the team in a different position to what he has been used to and I think that just highlights what kind of character he is, and just him absolutely dying for the shirt.
“That’s why I love having him, not just on a match day but in and around the training ground. He is a great lad and he is full of ability as well.
“When you’ve got that blend, that’s why he has been a really good signing for us.”
He added: “Over the next four or five games until that point arrives when we’ve got our full-backs back in the building then we’re going to be asking people to put in a shift for the team, and Piero sure did that last weekend.”