Simon Russell will consider Cambridge United future

Simon Russell
Russell started his career at Hull

Cambridge United midfielder Simon Russell says he is yet to reach a decision over his future at the club.

The 26-year-old has an option to extend his current deal for another season.

He told BBC Radio Cambridgeshire: "I've had talks with [U's manager] Jez George and they went well, but the club is changing a lot.

"I've got plenty to think about. When you're a footballer at this level there isn't massive security in it and sometimes you have to move about."

Russell joined Cambridge on loan from York in January 2010 and signed a one-year contract the following summer after being released by the Minstermen.

He has been a regular for the U's, making 34 starts and scoring seven goals.

"York was a bit of a nightmare for me, but since I've left there I've never looked back and things have gone from strength to strength," he said.

"Cambridge is by far and away the best club I've been at and I've really enjoyed my time here."

U's boss Jez George is keen to retain Russell's services despite having been told to reduce the club's wage budget by around 25%.

The former Tamworth man believes George is the right person to help the U's out of their current financial predicament.

"Jez staying on is definitely a good thing as there's obviously a job to do with the finances and he's the best man to sort that out," he said.

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