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CAMBRIDGE UNITED
Ground: The Abbey Stadium,
Newmarket Road,
Cambridge,
CB5 8LN
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Tel: 01223-566500
Websites: Official website
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Getting there
By Car: (approx 94 miles from HW)
M40 east and then M25 northbound. Continue to junction 27 and take the M11 (signposted Cambridge). Exit M11 at junction 11 and continue on A1309. After 1.5 miles turn right onto the Ring Road (Long Road). Stay on the Ring Road for about 4 miles and then after passing Cambridge Airport turn left at the next roundabout (by the Racecourse pub) into Newmarket Road. The ground is on the left after 0.25 miles.
Street parking is limited near the ground but there is a parking area near Coldhams Lane (see map above).
Train: Nearest station Cambridge, just over two miles from the ground. Travel from High Wycombe via London Marylebone and then Kings Cross to Cambridge. Check www.nationalrail.co.uk for specific times and connections of trains.
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Players who have played for both Clubs.
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Zema Abbey - Luton born striker who originally played for Hitchin Town before moving into the full-time game with Cambridge United in February 2000. Made 22 League apps for The U's before a 350,000 moved to Norwich City in December 2000. Joined Wycombe in October 2004 on a short term contract following his release from The Canaries. Went on the have short spells with Bradford City and Torquay United before spells in the non-League game. Appointed as joint Manager of Arlesey Town in February 2015 with his brother Nathan.

Gareth Ainsworth Gareth Ainsworth Former Blackburn Rovers trainee who made his Football League debut as an 18 year old while at Preston North End before being released and signing for Cambridge United at the start of the 1992/93 season under the management of John Beck. Later that season Beck was to join Preston as Manager and returned to Cambridge to sign Ainsworth. Went on to clock up close to 100 apps for North End, including a Wembley appearance against Wycombe in the 1994 Division Three Play-Off Final. Moved to Lincoln City in October 1995 before he became Port Vale's record signing in September 1997 when he moved from Sincil Bank for a 500,000 fee. Spent just over a year at Vale Park before another record fee of 2m saw him leave for Wimbledon. Had an injury hit time in South London before eventually signing for Cardiff City and then QPR. Moved initially on loan to Wycombe in November 2009 before making the deal permanent in January 2010. Went on the become Wanderers Manager in September 2012.

Matthew Barnes-Homer - Striker who made a solitary appearance for Wycombe in March 2007 - appearing just once before joining Conference side Kidderminster Harriers where he scored 34 goals in 98 League appearances. Amongst other clubs, had longer spells at Luton Town and Macclesfield Town. Had time with The U's after joining them on a free from Forest Green Rovers in January 2014, scoring once in 14 apps before leaving at the end of the season.

Ashley Chambers - Striker who scored one goal for Wanderers during a three game loan spell from Leicester City in August 2009. Later made more than 100 appearances for York City, scoring 19 League goals and playing in City's first game back in the Football League (versus Wycombe) in August 2012. Made 10 Conference appearances for The U's during the 2013/14 season following his release from York. Subsquently moved back into the Football League with Dagenham and Redbridge.

Steve Claridge - Prolific goalscorer who played for Cambridge United in the early 1990's, scoring more than 50 goals in two spells. Arrived at Wycombe more than ten years after leaving The U's having gone through more than half a dozen other clubs and also having tried his luck with management at Weymouth.

George Cleary - Striker who played for Cambridge United in the mid 1970's before a spell with the Wanderers at the start of the 1976/77 season where he made 5 Isthmian League appearances under new Wycombe Manager Ted Powell.

Aidan Collins - Defender who made 5 League appearances for Wanderers on loan from Ipswich Town in January 2006, scoring on his debut in the 2-0 victory over Notts County. Also had a short loan spell with Stockport County later in the 2005/6 season. Released from Ipswich in the summer of 2006 and eventually joined The U's in January 2007 on a non-contract basis, making 11 Conference appearances before retiring due to injury at the end of the season.

Mike Cook - Former Coventry City trainee midfielder who made his senior debut during a loan spell at York City in 1987. Signed for The U's on a free transfer from Coventry in 1989 and but an injury hit spell saw him make just 17 League appearances in two season, although he did feature in their play-off success at the end of the 1989/90 season. Made 2 Conference appearances for Wanderers during the early part of the 1990/91 season under Martin O'Neill.

Kirk Corbin - Popular defender at Wycombe during an 18 month spell in late 1980's - making 60 appearances and scoring once. Made three appearances for The U's during the 1978/79 season after a move from Wokingham Town.

Dion Dublin - A 19 year old Dublin made two loan appearances for Wycombe in October 1988 before he had made a his First Team debut for The U's. Later moved onto Manchester United, Coventry City and then Aston Villa in million pound deals.

Jermaine Easter - A former trainee with Wolves who originally had a loan spell with The U's towards the end of the 2003/4 season while he was on the books of Hartlepool United. Later joined on a permanent deal before leaving in March 2005 for Boston United. Spent the first half of the 2005/6 season with Stockport County before an 80,000 move to the Wycombe in January 2006. Scored 28 times for the Wanderers during a two year spell. Moved to Plymouth Argyle from Wycombe in a 215,000 deal in January 2008 but failed to make an impact at Home Park and eventually moved to MK Dons in the summer of 2009 following loans spells with Millwall and Colchester United.

Matt Harrold - Striker who scored 22 goals in 75 appearances for Wycombe having signed from Southend United in September 2008 for a 10,000 fee. Had spent two years with The Shrimpers following a previous spell with Yeovil Town. Originally a trainee with Southend but broke into senior football through Brentford in 2003. Released by Wycombe in May 2010 following relegation to League Two. Spent a year with Shrewsbury Town and then three with Bristol Rovers before signing for Crawley Town in June 2014 having reportedly impressed Town Manager John Gregory while playing for Rovers against The Red Devils. Spent the latter part of the 2014/15 season on loan at Cambridge United, making 6 appearances and scoring once.

Hakan Hayrettin - Midfielder who originally appeared on loan for Wanderers from Barnet towards the end of the Conference/Trophy 'double' season of 1992/93. Joined on a permament basis in the summer of 1993 and best remembered for scoring an amazing last minute long range winner at Preston in November 1993. Moved to The U's in August 1994, making 17 League appearances before a transfer to Doncaster Rovers the following year but never made the First Team. Eventually moved into Management and the coaching, including a move to then Conference side Luton Town in July 2013.

Jason Kavanagh - Former Wanderers midfielder who moved to Cambridge during the 1999/2000 from Stoke City. Originally joined Wycombe from Derby County in December 1996 for 25,000 - making 104 appearances and scoring one goal for The Wanderers before a free transfer to Stoke in March 1999.

Richard Logan - Striker and former trainee with Ipswich Town who made five appearances for The U's in 2001 while on loan from the Suffolk club. Later joined Boston United, Peterborough United and Weymouth before a five year spell with Exeter City where he played more than 200 times, scoring 47 League goals. Signed by Gary Waddock at Wycombe from Exeter City in July 2012 on a one year deal. However, was released by new boss Gareth Ainsworth in November 2012 having made 10 First Team appearances.

Scott McGleish - A prolific striker who scored 7 League goals in 10 appearances for The U's while on loan from Peterborough United in 1996. Subsequently played for Leyton Orient, Barnet, Colchester United and Northampton Town, where he raked up more than 100 League goals. Joined Wycombe from The Cobblers in January 2007 and went on to net 34 times for Wycombe in 75 appearances before falling out of favour with new Manager Peter Taylor and eventually being loaned back to Northampton at the end of 2008. Released by Wycombe in May 2009 and eventually rejoined Leyton Orient before the start of the 2009/10 campaign.

Dennis Oli - A former trainee with Queens Park Rangers who made his First Team debut in February 2002 aged 18. Went on to make 23 League apps for The R's before very brief spells with Swansea City and then Cambridge United - appearing 4 times in September 2004 and scoring once. Had lengthy spells with both Grays Athletic in the Conference and Gillingham before joining Wycombe on a one year deal in July 2012. Released a year later having made 10 League apps.

Keiran Murtagh - Midfielder who made 7 League appearances for the Wanderers during the 2010/11 season following a transfer from Yeovil Town in the summer of 2010. A former Charlton Athletic and Leyton Orient youth teamer before making his senior debut playing for Fisher Athletic in the Conference during the 2007/08 season. Joined Yeovil in the summer of 2008, going on to make 53 League appearances before his move to Adams Park. Struggled to hold down a First Team spot at Wycombe and was loaned to Woking in February 2011 before being released by Gary Waddock and eventually moving to then Conference Cambridge United in June 2011. Made 7 Conference appearances for The U's before loan time at Woking and subsequent spells with clubs including Macclesfield Town and Mansfield Town.

Folo Onibuje - Nigerian born striker who had brief spells at Huddersfield Town, Barnsley and Peterborough United before scoring nine goals in 34 League appearances for The U's during the 2005/6 season. Signed by Dennis Wise at Swindon Town at the start of the 2006/7 season but was signed by Paul Lambert at Wycombe in December 2006 - but made just one start before being released at the end of the season. Went on to have further short spells at Shrewsbury Town and Macclesfield Town before joining Accrington Stanley at the start of the 2008/9 season. Dropped down to non-League football after just four sub appearances and a month with Stanley.

Aaron Pierre - Made a single loan appearance for The U's in December 2013 from Brentford - coming on as a substitute in a FA Trophy tie at St Albans and scoring and injury time winner to take them through to the Third Round. Returned to Brentford in January 2014 with Cambridge going on to win the Trophy at Wembley. Joined Wanderers on loan from The Bees in February 2014, making his Football League debut in March 2014 and impressing for the remainder of the season that ended with the dramatic last day relegation escape at Torquay. Signed a permament deal with Wanderers in May 2014 and has since played for the Grenadian national side.

Scott Rendell - Striker who had two spells at Cambridge before his time at Wycombe. Initially joined the U's from Crawley Town in the summer of 2007, going on to score 17 League goals in 27 appearances before a loan and then permanent 115,000 move to Peterborough United. Scored a further 13 League goals for The U's while back on loan from Posh during the 2008/9 season. Joined Wycombe in June 2010 from Peterborough - scoring 22 times in 54 appearances before signing for Luton Town in June 2012. Subsequently moved on to Conference side Woking in September 2013.

Alex Revell - A former trainee with The U's who made his senior debut there during the 2000/1 season aged 17. Dropped to non-League football before spells with Brighton and Southend United. Scored 8 goals in 15 appearances for Wycombe while on loan from Southend during the second-half of the 2009/10 season. He turned down a deal with Wycombe offered in the summer of 2010 in favour of a better offer from Leyton Orient. Scored 13 League goals in his first season at Brisbane Road before switching to Rotherham United in the August 2011 transfer window for an undisclosed fee.

Richard Walker - A former youngster with Aston Villa who scored 3 goals for United in 21 League appearances during the 1998/99 season while on loan from Villa Park. Also spent time on loan at Blackpool before a three month loan spell at Wycombe during the early part of the 2001/2 season. Scored four goals in eleven games for Wanderers before opting to join Blackpool on a permanent basis in preference to Wycombe. Also loaned to Oxford United from Blackpool during 2003/4. Joined Bristol Rovers at the start of the 2004/5 campaign, going on to score more than 50 goals in just over 150 appearances. Spent the 2007/8 season on loan with Shrewsbury Town before a permanent move to League newcomers Burton Albion in the summer of 2009.

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Chairboys all-time record against The U's
DATE Comp V R SCORE Att
Sat, Dec 4, 1993 FAC 2 H W 1-0 6,313
Sat, Aug 13, 1994 FL2 H W 3-0 5,782
Fri, Dec 16, 1994 FL2 A D 2-2 3,713
Sat, Oct 9, 1999 FL2 H W 1-0 5,345
Sat, May 6, 2000 FL2 A W 2-1 5,335
Tue, Dec 26, 2000 FL2 A L 0-1 4,758
Tue, Feb 6, 2001 FL2 H L 0-2 4,524
Sat, Dec 22, 2001 FL2 H W 2-0 6,560
Tue, Jan 22, 2002 FL2 A L 0-2 2,623
Tue, Oct 14, 2003 LDV H W 1-0 977
Sat, Aug 7, 2004 FL3 H W 2-1 4,726
Sat, Mar 19, 2005 FL3 A L 1-2 4,649
Sat, Sep 27, 2014 FL3 H W 1-0 3,610
Sat, Feb 7, 2015 FL3 A W 1-0 6,894
Tue, Sep 29, 2015 FL3 H W 1-0 3,152
Tue, Mar 1, 2016 FL3 A L 0-1 4,141
Sat, Nov 19, 2016 FL3 A W 2-1 4,139
Sat, May 6, 2017 FL3 H W 1-0 6,313
Key:
FAC = FA Challenge Cup
FL2 = Football League Division Two
FL3 = Football League Division Three/League Two
LDV = LDV Vans Trophy
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