The Football League Paper - - CHAMPIONSHIP -

CAMERON GAYLE’S loan spell with Cam­bridge started with a bang but ended with a whim­per.

Now U’s boss Shaun Derry in­sists his re­place­ment, Dar­nell Fur­long, is a much bet­ter fit for the club.

Right-back Gayle, 23, scored on his de­but against More­cambe but will re­turn to par­ent club Ox­ford to­day af­ter just three fur­ther ap­pear­ances.

Fur­long joined on loan from QPR this month and is prov­ing more than ca­pa­ble in Gayle’s place, leav­ing Derry with no qualms about the change of per­son­nel.

“Cameron started the loan re­ally well and pro­duced some pretty high per­for­mances,” said Derry.

“Un­for­tu­nately he got in­jured and the re­cov­ery sug­gested I needed to bring some­body else in.

“Dar­nell, I feel, is a bet­ter fit for this club.

“Cameron scored a goal up at More­cambe and was part of a cou­ple of pretty promis­ing per­for­mances, but I set a stan­dard. I can’t ever say just putting in per­for­mances on a Satur­day is good enough.”

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