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Match Preview: Cambridge United

All the details ahead of tonight's Carabao Cup tie at Griffin Park

13 August 2019

We begin our final Carabao Cup campaign at Griffin Park this evening with a home tie against Sky Bet League Two side Cambridge United. Below you will find all the info ahead of tonight's encounter.



Cambridge United head into tonight's game 18th in the fourth tier after back-to-back goalless draws to begin the season. An opening day stalemate on the road at Bradford City was followed up by another nil-nil at home to Newport County on Saturday. 

The United squad boasts a blend of youth and experience with experienced strikers Marc Richards and Jabo Ibehre, who have just shy of 350 competitive goals between them, joining the likes of George Maris, Dimitar Mitov, and Andrew Dallas in the group. 


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Colin Calderwood is heading into his first full season in charge at The Abbey Stadium, having taken over in December. A defender with more than 630 league appearances, most notably for Swindon Town and Tottenham Hotspur, as well as 36 Scotland caps, Calderwood's first taste of management came with Northampton Town in 2003. He's also had spells as manager at Nottingham Forest and Hibernian, alongside coaching roles with the likes of Newcastle United, Norwich City, and Aston Villa.


Thomas Frank has hinted at full debuts for the likes of Bryan Mbeumo, Dru Yearwood, and Joel Valencia after the trio were named as substitutes for Saturday's win over Middlesbrough. Ethan Pinnock limped off late on over the weekend and is unlikely to be risked as The Bees look for a place in Round Two. 

For Cambridge, Kyle Knoyle is likely to miss out after picking up a shoulder injury on Saturday but Louis John and Harvey Knibbs will feature for the first time this campaign. Striker Sam Smith will be rested, however, owing to a groin strain while Gary Deegan and Liam O’Neil also won’t play due to illness and injury, respectively.


🆚 Andrew Georgeson of The Cambridge News previews Colin Calderwood's visitors

Ref Watch: Lee Swabey will take charge of tonight's match




Adults (18+)

Juniors (U18)
Braemar Road Stand £10 £5
New Road Stand £10 £5
Ealing Road Terrace £5 £1

This is a paper ticket only fixture, no Brentford Cards will be uploaded. Tickets will be available on the turnstiles too for tonight's game. 

Membership discount does not apply for this fixture.

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  • No booking fees apply when buying in person from the Ticket Office
  • Admin fee of £2.50 per transaction (not per ticket), plus a £1 postage fee when booking over the phone


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  • Group bookings can be made here
  • Disabled fans by phone 0333 005 8521, Monday to Friday, 10am-4pm


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