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Matt Foy backed to bring finishing prowess to Cambridge City

Matt Foy in action during his previous loan spell at Cambridge City
Matt Foy in action during his previous loan spell at Cambridge City

Matt Foy has been tipped to be the finisher for Cambridge City in the Bet Victor Isthmian League, North Division this season.

The 20-year-old striker was released by Cambridge United this summer, but has now signed for the Lilywhites, having previously had a spell on loan at the club in 2017.

Foy had been prolific at youth level for the U’s, and scored eight goals in nine appearances while on loan at Harlow Town last season.

It is that sort of form that manager Robbie Nightingale is hoping to see the striker replicate at City.

“I think he’ll do well for us,” said the Lilywhites boss. “He has all the traits you look for in a centre forward.

“He isn’t someone that will chase around and put the defenders under pressure, he will link play, is a good finisher and hits the target – that’s what we want.

“We need a finisher who will be in and around the box and gets goals. We want him to play in the box, spin in the channels but ultimately we brought him in to score goals. He’s very good for us, there’s no doubt about that. We’re looking forward to working with him.”

Nightingale also had positives to take from the performance of City in their 3-1 pre-season friendly defeat at Peterborough Sports last Saturday.

Matt Sparrow gave a much-changed City side the lead before Sports, who won the Lilywhites’ division last year, hit back to lead 2-1 at half time and then got a final goal late on.

Henry Gashe, William Dupray and Reece Weekes were on trial with City, and will stay with the team for their final friendly away to Bedford on Saturday (August 10). City’s league season starts on August 17.

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