Shaun Derry relishing Cambridge United's task in tackling Grimsby Town
U's head to the Mariners
Shaun Derry is looking forward to pitting his wits against the nous and knowhow of Russell Slade when Cambridge United visit Grimsby Town tomorrow (October 28) in Sky Bet League Two.
Slade is a wily campaigner and is in his second spell in charge of the Mariners, having been appointed in April this year.
And he has Grimsby sitting a point and two places above United in the table.
"Russell has been there a while now and he has implemented his new ideas on the group, and he's had his window to bring new types of players into the football club,said U's head coach Derry.
"And judging by his history of what type of manager he is, it's going to be a very difficult game. It doesn't surprise anyone when you speak about the difficulties of League Two.
"He has gone for a very experienced group of players, and ones that have been largely successful at the level.
"He has put his trust in that type of player and that's something that he has adopted in the past as well. He has used all his experience, nous and knowhow about what the level is all about."
United, though, are on a good run of form, having picked up seven points from the last nine available.
Derry said:"We take our own group of players and we know when we hit the form and the levels that we would all like to play to, we can cause them a problem.
"What we've got to do is create a difficulty for Grimsby and we go there on a pretty healthy run of form, and the points per game ratio has been good.
"That has to be the challenge that we can improve on."