Cambridge United chairman Paul Barry focused on survival

Paul Barry
Barry was named as U's chairman in August 2009

Cambridge United chairman Paul Barry has insisted survival is still the priority at the Abbey Stadium, despite their top-five position.

The U's have taken 33 points from 18 games, but Barry told BBC Radio Cambridgeshire he has yet to consider the possibility of a promotion push.

"We'll look at that when we get to 50 points, that is always the first target every season," he said.

"Then after that you take a look at where you are."

He added: "But we are quietly optimistic and very pleased with the positive performances."

Cambridge started the Blue Square Bet Premier campaign against the backdrop of cut backs and wage restrictions, but Barry has not ruled out the possibility of boss Jez George, who is also a director on the club's board, receiving financial backing in January.

"As a board we know the situation we're in and Jez is part of the board," said the American-based businessman.

"But I think it's a bit too early to discuss that right now, we just want to focus on the games ahead and when January comes we'll have the conversation at that time."