Stevenage v Cambridge United preview as Dino Maamria says: We love beating the U’s

PUBLISHED: 12:43 14 April 2018 | UPDATED: 12:43 14 April 2018

Stevenage boss Dino Maamria says: 'We love beating Cambridge United' Picture: DANNY LOO

Stevenage boss Dino Maamria says: 'We love beating Cambridge United' Picture: DANNY LOO

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Dino Maamria’s Stevenage take on Cambridge United in League Two on Saturday afternoon at the Lamex.

Although both sides have little to play for in terms of play-offs or relegation, a top half finish is still in-sight and local bragging rights are up for grabs.

It has been a disappointing season overall for both clubs and as such, both have seen a change of manager since the last meeting between the two sides, back in November.

As has often been the case at the Abbey, a late goal condemned Stevenage to defeat.

However, Maamria is now unbeaten in four games with two wins and two draws from the last four matches.

After the U’s went on a mini revival under Interim Head Coach, Joe Dunne in February, results have since tailed off with just one win from their last seven games.

The Comet sat next to Ben Kennedy during the 1-1 draw against Mansfield on Tuesday evening and he assured this correspondent he only had a minor issue after picking up a dead leg during the impressive 1-0 victory in South Wales against Newport and could be in the frame to return against Cambridge..

Ongoing speculation over the transfer of Ben Wilmot means he is again unlikely to feature while Mark McKee, Dean Bowditch and Jonathan Smith all remain doubts,

Popular Boro boss Maamria said: “We have a rivalry between Cambridge and Stevenage, we had it from non-league and we have got it now in the Football League.

“I enjoyed great games against Cambridge, we have beaten them many times and we loved beating them.

“Saturday’s game will be a middle of the table encounter, but I am sure it is going to be an entertaining game and I will make sure we will be up for it.

“I want everything. I want to entertain the fans and I want to win football matches.

“Stevenage Football Club is not a club where they are going to moan when we lose games, they will moan when they see the players not putting effort in.

“As long as we put everything we got on the pitch and the players show that they care about their performance then we will be on the right path.”

Live match commentary will be available for Stevenage FC iFollow subscribers so make sure you sign up to listen to every game. If you are based outside of the UK & Ireland, you can stream the game live. See their website for more information.

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