The Football League Paper - - CHAMPIONSHIP - By Pippa Field

AF­TER lead­ing Cam­bridge United to three league vic­to­ries from four matches in De­cem­ber, Shaun Derry is con­vinced his side are ready for any­thing.

Derry, who took the U’s reins in Novem­ber, master­minded vic­to­ries over Plymouth and Da­gen­ham & Red­bridge be­fore nav­i­gat­ing his way through a 2-1 tri­umph over Bar­net on Mon­day.

That win saw Derry send his troops out early for the sec­ond pe­riod as they came from be­hind to clinch vic­tory – and he be­lieves that spirit will put them in good stead go­ing for­ward.

“You try ev­ery­thing, don’t you? You try all sorts to get a re­ac­tion out of your team,” said Derry.

“Once the play­ers cross that line it’s the lead­ers we’ve got, the abil­ity we’ve got and I sup­pose it’s the game plan we try to play with that gets the re­sult.You can lead the lads into a cer­tain area but they get them­selves over the line.

“I’m a really, really proud man be­cause over the eight weeks I’ve been here they’ve given me ev­ery­thing.

“There are go­ing to be some tough times be­tween now and the end of the sea­son, and it’s go­ing to be af­ter­noons like Mon­day that we can look back on and gather strength.”

PROUD BOSS: Shaun Derry

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