Cambridge United have made a solid start to their League One campaign after narrowly avoiding relegation last season and will be looking to push on when they welcome Reading to the Abbey Stadium on Monday night.
Although they lost their last match, going down 2-0 to newly-promoted Leyton Orient, it has been a promising start to the campaign for Mark Bonner’s men; winning three of their opening five fixtures.
It will have been frustrating to Bonner to come away from that trip to Brisbane Road with nothing but, nonetheless, it’s been a strong start. New signing Gassan Ahadme, on loan from Ipswich Town, has been particularly impressive at the top of the pitch.
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SEP 2002 LEAGUE CUP Cambridge 3-1 Reading
MAR 2002 LEAGUE DIVISION 2 Cambridge 2-2 Reading
SEP 2001 LEAGUE DIVISION 2 Reading 1-0 Cambridge
APR 2001 LEAGUE DIVISION 2 Cambridge 1-1 Reading
DEC 2000 LEAGUE DIVISION 2 Reading 3-0 Cambridge
JAN 2000 LEAGUE DIVISION 2 Reading 0-0 Cambridge
AUG 1999 LEAGUE DIVISION 2 Cambridge 3-1 Reading
FEB 1994 LEAGUE DIVISION 2 Cambridge 0-1 Reading
NOV 1993 FA CUP Reading 1-2 Cambridge
NOV 1993 FA CUP Cambridge 0-0 Reading
Reading, on the other hand, have not begun life in League One promisingly following relegation from the Championship last term.
It’s been a big summer of change, which was certainly required, but sadly it has yet again been marred by off-field issues with transfer embargos and points deductions overshadowing the rebuild.
It might be the case that this will be a season of consolidation in League One for Reading, but they will still be disappointed to have lost three of their first five games.
Reading signed two key players from Cambridge in the summer; striker Sam Smith and winger Harvey Knibbs. Smith will miss this game through injury, but Cambridge must be fearful of Knibbs coming back to bite them. I like the look of him scoring anytime at 14/5 with starsports.bet.
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