A Sutton United Front: Defeat But Many Positives To Take

Article by Johnnie Lowery

Despite defeat on Sunday I left Cambridge in a largely positive mood, having seen our side largely outplay a League Two side backed by close to 500 away supporters in fine voice.

The result was disappointing given the control of the game we had, but the signs for the future are largely positive and as Doswell said in his post-match interview the one positive of the result is the fact it allows us to concentrate on securing a playoff place, and perhaps a Wembley spot in the Trophy as well.

Admittedly injuries are starting to become a concern, as they are for most teams at some point over the course of the season, and it’s interesting to note Dos’ ‘black book’ tweet.

A loan move is perhaps most likely, and after the success of Adam May last season why not?
Jack Jebb, currently at Welling but still training with U’s, is another option though his confusing contractual state might be a short term issue.

I’m sure whatever is decided upon plans will be in place long before Saturday’s trip to Solihull Moors, who currently sit bottom of the National League.

It certainly won’t be an easy game though, and the players I’m sure will still remember last season’s 3-0 defeat that led to captain Jamie Collins coming over to apologise to the travelling fans.

A week later U’s did themselves proud in front of 200 million against Arsenal , but things for Solihull haven’t been so great since with the Birmingham based side barely staying up after a spell including a 9-0 defeat at Tranmere.

Their performance against Wycombe at the weekend though was an improvement, and in Afolayan they have perhaps the most exciting player in the league, so there are no guarantees for Sutton.