Lloyd Jones available for Cambridge United to face Cheltenham Town in League One after red card is overturned
Lloyd Jones will be available for selection for Cambridge United’s final League One game of the season, at home to Cheltenham Town this Saturday (April 30, kick off 12.30pm).
The 26-year-old conceded a penalty and was shown a red card for a foul on Ross Stewart in the 12th minute as United lost 5-1 to Sunderland last Saturday.
But the U’s appealed the dismissal, for denying a goalscoring opportunity, and it has been successful which means Jones can face the Robins.
“It didn’t help us up at Sunderland after about 12 minutes, but it’s good to have him available for the weekend,” said assistant head coach Waddock.
“I think it was the right decision to overturn it. I didn’t think it was a sending off on the day and we got the outcome that we wanted, really.
“Even when it happened on the day I personally thought it wasn’t a red card. It was hard enough if it had just been a penalty - it was a penalty - but then to get the sending off on top of that, it was a double whammy, if you like.
“It’s good that we’ve got him available this weekend.”
The centre-back has been in good form after overcoming a long injury lay-off during the winter, and Waddock is pleased that the defender will be able to end the campaign on his own terms.
“He is playing very well so he wanted to finish the season performing well and then have the break during the summer, it would have been the wrong way to finish his season with a period of time out,” said Waddock.
“At least he can finish the season now with, hopefully, a good performance and a result under his belt.”
United will have an unchanged squad from which to pick, with just Greg Taylor, Harrison Dunk and Sam Sherring on the sidelines.