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Cambridge United trio sign new contracts

Cambridge United's Harrison Dunk. Picture: Keith Heppell
Cambridge United's Harrison Dunk. Picture: Keith Heppell

Cambridge United have agreed new contracts with three senior players.

Captain Greg Taylor, Harrison Dunk and Liam O'Neil have all signed terms to extend their stays at the Abbey Stadium until at least the end of the 2020/21 season.

Left-sided player Dunk, 29, will be in his 10th campaign at the U's, having joined from Bromley in 2011.

As recognition of his service over the decade, United will host a testimonial for Dunk although, given the pandemic, the details will be confirmed at a point when supporters will be able to join in the celebrations and appreciation of his time at the club.

Cambridge United's Greg Taylor. Picture: Keith Heppell
Cambridge United's Greg Taylor. Picture: Keith Heppell

Taylor, who has made more than 250 appearances for the U's and been a regular winner of player-of-the-year prizes, will be going into his ninth season at the Abbey and O'Neil, the League Two Community Player of the Year in 2018, will be entering a fourth campaign.

Between them, with the trio have made more than a combined 670 appearances for the club.

United head coach Mark Bonner said: “I've said consistently that I believe Harrison, Liam and Greg's experience is vital to the team and they have a big role to play in the coming year.

“It is rare these days that players remain so long in one place, particularly in the case of Greg and Harrison going into their ninth and tenth seasons respectively, but it's that connection to a club, a cause and its supporters that will allow us to build on our identity.

“In each individual case the players have demonstrated to me the value they can bring to our team and our culture.

Cambridge United's Liam O'Neil. Picture: Keith Heppell
Cambridge United's Liam O'Neil. Picture: Keith Heppell

“Harrison has the ability to create chances and bring attacking intent to our play, Liam can help us dominate the midfield and give us security, playing with intelligence and discipline. Greg is capable of dominating and organising our defensive line and has led the dressing room excellently since I took charge of the team.

“At their best, they make us better. That's the challenge for all of us. Consistent performances, bringing our best game as often as possible.

“We need to build a team that reflects our values and I expect a level of leadership from Harrison, Liam and Greg to influence that.

“I believe they all have these qualities and can be a vital part of our new team in the season ahead. Because of that, I'm delighted they have extended their time with us."

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