After a fast start, Cambridge United have dropped of the pace recently, slipping out of the play-off places without a win in five league games, and losing their last three in a row.
Manager - Mark Bonner
Top Scorer(s) - Paul Mullin (14)
Last Result - Forest Green Rovers 2-0 Cambridge United 12/12/2020
Desipte losing their last three, any side that boasts the top scorer in the league will be a threat. Paul Mullin has bagged fourteen goals in sixteen league games for Tuesday's opponents, with only Ivan Toney scoring more than the United forward, with fifteen.
But Cambridge have been really out of form in the last few weeks, without a win in their last five league games, losing three and drawing two. This form has dropped Cambridge from a top three place down to outside the play-offs, currently sitting ninth with twenty-five points.
Last time out, Mark Bonner's side fell to their third defeat in a row, as they lost 2-0 on their travels at fellow promotion-chasing side Forest Green Rovers.
And speaking after the game, Bonner was complimentary towards the side that had just beaten his players.
"They are a really strong side, we knew that coming here - how well they use the ball, how big they make the pitch, the way they rotate." - Mark Bonner
"We set up to let them have the ball a little bit higher up the pitch, because they are very comfortable at getting play in, and you've got to take your chances to counter attack and get on the ball when you get a chance to, and we didn't do that well enough today.
"They were a really good side, and I think it will take some good sides to finish above them this year."
It is straight back to it for both Colchester United and Cambridge United this week, as the two play-off chasing sides meet at the Abbey Stadium, and Bonner is looking forward to the game against the U's.
"We are happy to be back in a run of games, and we have to get ourselves going again. We have to try and give an energetic performance on Tuesday and compete against another good side who are doing well."
Colchester United will head to Cambridge in good spirits after picking up another point on the road, in a 1-1 draw at Port Vale, making it three games without defeat for Steve Ball's side.
They know a win against a good side will push them further into the play-off places and consolidate their position, but it will be no easy challenge against a side that have been strong at home this season, losing just two of their nine games on their patch.
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