MONEY IN CALL FOR U’S CASH
CAMBRIDGE manager Richard Money fears falling attendances will hamper the club as they strive to retain their Football League status this term.
A bumper 6,009-strong crowd witnessed their opening day success over Plymouth Argyle, yet that number was almost halved for the following home fixture against Morecambe, where 3,500 saw the 5-0 destruction of Carlisle last time out.
The consequence is a fall in revenue, 55 per cent of which can be spent on the playing staff under strict financial fair play rules.
And Money has called on supporters to return to the Abbey Stadium, starting with Tuesday’s visit of Exeter, or risk seeing their club suffer as a result of their no-show.
“If our income is what it is, there will be no income to spend on players,” he said.
“Our first three home attendances are worrying to say the least. Where that 2,000 have gone [home fans who attended the Plymouth fixture] and why they would want to stay away is worrying.
“Attendances alone look like they are not going to give us an opportunity to grow the club the way we want. So the club has to grow off the pitch extremely quickly. That’s simple mathematics.”