Cambridge United: Richard Money calls for fans' gratitude

Richard Money
Richard Money's Cambridge won promotion via the Conference play-offs last season

Cambridge United manager Richard Money has called on the club's supporters to be grateful to the players after the U's secured their league status.

Cambridge, who were promoted from the Conference last season, beat Mansfield 3-1 on Saturday to ensure they will play in League Two again next season.

Money said: "What we've done in the last two years is rebuild the club.

"Whatever happens, I want everybody to be so thankful and grateful for what this group of people have done."

Speaking to BBC Cambridgeshire, Money continued: "There's a lot I need to ponder on over the next couple of weeks, and I don't want to say too much right now.

"But I just remember being grateful to beat Hyde here on the same weekend two years ago to make sure we didn't slip into the Conference South.

"Two years later we are where we are, still a League club, having had a fantastic cup run, with a lot of money in the club to enable us to grow. We're in a much better place this summer than we were last summer."

Money admitted the club had not attained the mid-table comfort he had hoped for, but said that was very much secondary to staying in the League.

"Privately I probably set 60 points as a target, which we're not going to reach, so I guess perhaps there's a tinge of disappointment," he said.

"But we've gained enough points to secure our major objective, to make sure we had a second season in League Two, and we had the FA Cup run of everybody's dreams.

"The two things together hand in hand enable us to be a much stronger club going forward and push on again."