Cambridge United hope to keep Danny Naisbitt

Danny Naisbitt
Naisbitt has been preferred to Simon Brown so far this season

Cambridge United boss Jez George has said he would be reluctant to sell goalkeeper Danny Naisbitt.

Both Naisbitt, 32, and fellow keeper Simon Brown, 35, were made available for transfer in the summer as part of a cost-cutting exercise.

But George has been impressed by Naisbitt's start to the season between the sticks.

"We are not looking to move players on who are in the team," the U's manager told BBC Radio Cambridgeshire.

"So Danny Naisbitt's performing in the team, we wouldn't want Danny Naisbitt to leave the club.

But George reiterated that one of the pair would still have to leave.

"We can't afford the luxury of another senior goalkeeper sat on the bench," he said.

"We're in a position where we can't afford two senior goalkeepers, but you don't deal with every situation in the first week of the season.

"I've asked Danny to continue the standards he set in pre-season in terms of his work rate in training.

"He's lost a bit of weight, got a bit sharper, you can see the result of that in his performance on Tuesday [in the 1-0 win over Telford]

"I've told Simon to push him as far as he can and we'll see where we are in a couple of weeks."