Shaun Derry says Cambridge United lacked belief in defeat at Accrington

Shaun Derry
Shaun Derry's side are 12th in League Two, five points off the play-off places

Cambridge United manager Shaun Derry says his side lacked belief in Tuesday's defeat at Accrington Stanley.

Cambridge's 2-0 loss meant they stayed 12th in League Two, five points off the play-off places.

"We have seven games to play and we have to play every single one like it is our last game," Derry told BBC Radio Cambridgeshire.

"I never felt that we had a belief that we could back Saturday's point [a goalless draw with Stevenage] up."

Cambridge, who lost Blackburn loanee defender Scott Wharton to a hamstring injury during the warm-up, could only name five of a maximum seven players among their substitutes for Tuesday's game.

The U's were also without winger Piero Mingoia and forward Adam McGurk for the match, adding to a lengthy injury list that also includes striker Uche Ikpeazu.

"When the likes of Piero and Adam can't play it alters things, but it doesn't take away from a poor performance," added Derry.

"I can't wait for certain people to be back."

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