Joe Dunne anticipating tough task for Cambridge United away to Wycombe Wanderers
Another challenge awaits the U's
A fourth match against a side in the top seven awaits Cambridge United when they travel to Wycombe Wanderers in Sky Bet League Two on Saturday (March 10).
The U’s have more than held their own so far, drawing with leaders Luton Town last weekend, having previously run Accrington Stanley close in a 1-0 defeat and beaten Notts County 1-0 at home.
“It’s another good team we’re playing against in this run that has us against the top teams that are pushing for promotion,” said United interim head coach Joe Dunne.
“It’s a great challenge for us, and one we’ve accepted.
“We know going there, as we found out last year, is going to be tough and in previous years it’s been tough, even at home it’s been tough.
“They are a good outfit aiming for promotion this year with a lot to play for.”
Wycombe possess plenty of attacking options, with the likes of Adebayo Akinfenwa, Craig Mackail-Smith and Nathan Tyson, and are the second highest goalscorers in the division.
“They have added a lot of goals to their game, you can see that in the goals for column,” said Dunne.
“Consistency is something that all managers ask for and I think they’ve been pretty consistent this year.
“There was a period last year when both ourselves and them were at the wrong end of the table, and both teams galvanised to get to play each other in a game where either could have made the play-offs, depending on other results.
“It’s good progress again from Gareth [Ainsworth, Wycombe’s manager] and his team and they’ve got good players who deserve a hell of a lot of respect in this division, as do all the teams at the top.”
Wycombe have lost their last two games, at home to both Coventry and Morecambe but Dunne said: “Football changes very quickly week to week, and you can win some, lose some and draw some.
“What they’ve done and how they’ve played in the last few games we’ve obviously looked at, however, we just try to keep a focus - as we have done - on ourselves and what areas we can use to our advantage.”