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Joe Dunne focused on Cambridge United producing good display against Swindon Town

Cambridge United v Swindon Town
Cambridge United v Swindon Town

Head coach not getting distracted by Robins' new manager

Joe Dunne is concentrating on what Cambridge United can do rather than worrying about the new manager affect when Swindon Town visit the Abbey Stadium this Saturday (March 17).

Phil Brown was appointed manager of the Robins on Monday, and is aiming to get them back into the Sky Bet League Two play-off places after defeat to Cheltenham Town last week saw them drop to ninth.

But the U’s have been on a good run of form against the leading sides in the division, so should have no fear going into the match.

“Phil has taken over and is a very experienced manager, taking over another big club,” said U’s interim head coach Dunne.

“It gives us one or two things to think about but that’s okay as we’ve done that in previous weeks.

“We will have a look at one or two bits and pieces but overall we will get our game-plan together and have certain things in place, as you would.

“We will focus on ourselves.”

The last game at the Abbey saw United earn a 1-1 draw with then leaders Luton Town, while last week Paul Lewis struck a late equaliser to earn the U’s a point at third-placed Wycombe Wanderers.

“Here we go again, another big one comes to town, another team trying to get out of this league,” said Dunne.

“All the time they are here and we’re competing in the same league will take them on and see how we go. Their aspiration is to get back to League One as quick as they can and from there look to move on also.

“It’s a good club, a club we have competed against before, both personally and at a management level as well. They’ve got to do what they’ve got to do to get out of this league, but like everybody else they’ve got to earn the right.

“And there are plenty of other clubs up there that will have a say and there are plenty of clubs in and around where we are who will have a lot to say because there are no easy games in the league.”

He added: “If you’re on it, it gives yourselves a chance to get something from the match and my message to the players will be to be on it again on Saturday.”


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