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Cambridge United backed to cause rivals Peterborough United ‘big problems’ during tomorrow’s Abbey Stadium derby

Interim head coach Barry Corr is well aware of the threats posed by tomorrow’s opponents Peterborough United – but he is also backing his Cambridge United side to ask some questions of their own during tomorrow lunchtime’s Sky Bet League One derby at the Cledara Abbey Stadium.

While their league form has tailed off in recent weeks, sixth-placed Peterborough remain the division’s leading scorers this term having found the back of the net on 60 occasions from their 32 outings.

But Cambridge also showed a welcome goalscoring touch during Corr’s previous temporary stint in charge back in December when they ran out 4-0 winners against Fleetwood Town in the Emirates FA Cup.

Barry Corr will be in charge of Cambridge United this weekend. Picture: Keith Heppell
Barry Corr will be in charge of Cambridge United this weekend. Picture: Keith Heppell

And the Irishman, who is not planning to apply for the job on a permanent basis following the departure of Neil Harris to Millwall earlier this week, is confident that there is enough quality within the Cambridge ranks to cause Posh ‘big problems’

He said: “That’s maybe the way I am personally. I like to be aggressive and want to attack things, whatever the situation is. It came out in that game (against Fleetwood) and hopefully it will (again) against Peterborough.

“We have to respect them because they are a really good team. They’re really good with the ball and good in the build phase in attracting you on to them to get their fast attacking players attacking in big spaces. We have to be really thoughtful of that, connections in the team are going to be really important.

“But I think we can cause them big problems as well and I like to look at attacking situations instead of maybe just trying to defend them.”

Corr also revealed that he will not be looking to over-complicate preparations for the game on the training pitch.

He was only officially placed in charge on Wednesday and with the players having played against Bolton Wanderers on Tuesday evening, only a couple of sessions will have been possible prior to kick off.

Corr added: “It’s a similar context to last time because it was after a Tuesday game, so we’re very limited with what we can do on the grass.

“Most of it is in this room (analysis room) and it’s theory, on a tactics board or video. There isn’t actually much time to manipulate training sessions and the outcomes that we want.

“What I spoke about last time is knowing what I think the team is best at, knowing what our best characteristics are and it’s just reminding the players of that.”

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