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Cambridge United sign Blackburn defender on loan

The 19-year-old has played four times for Rovers' first team Credit: PA

League Two Cambridge United have signed defender Scott Wharton on loan from Blackburn Rovers until the end of the season.

The 19-year old made his debut in August with the Rovers against Burton and went on to score his first goal for the club in their 4-3 win over Crewe Alexandra in the EFL Cup three days later.

With the loss of Tom Dallison and Josh Coulson injured, U's manager Shaun Derry told the club website his new appointment adds defensive options.

We knew that we needed to add someone in this position because we want to have competition for places across the squad.

Scott certainly adds that competition for the centre back positions, and would allow Harry to go out on loan, whilst also bringing his own qualities to the squad. He is an up and coming defender, who is keen to learn and will provide a strong challenge to both Leon Legge and Mark Roberts.

He’s had experience of senior football this season and has developed well at Blackburn, but this is a great opportunity to pull on the shirt for Cambridge United and show his credentials.

– Shaun Derry, Cambridge United manager

Non-league midfielder completes Cambridge Utd move

Paul Lewis (left) has moved to Cambridge United. Credit: PA

Cambridge United have signed highly-rated Macclesfield Town midfielder Paul Lewis for an undisclosed fee.

The 22-year-old has signed a long-term contract at the Cambs Glass Stadium and will boost manager Shaun Derry's options in centre-midfield.

Lewis is the second new arrival in as many days, with left-back Jake Carroll joining from Hartlepool United yesterday.

I'm delighted to make the switch and having looked around the place, it's a nice city and a really great stadium, so I can't wait to get started. I've been at Macclesfield a number of years, enjoyed my time there but this is a really good opportunity to come and improve myself.

It's a chance to join a team making good progress and for me to test myself against better quality players. It will be a different environment but one I'm looking forward to playing a part in.

– Paul Lewis, Cambridge United

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Cambridge United complete Carroll signing

Jake Carrolll has moved to Cambridgeshire. Credit: PA

Cambridge United have signed left-back Jake Carroll from League Two rivals Hartlepool United.

The 25-year-old moves to the Cambs Glass Stadium for an undisclosed fee.

Carroll has represented the Republic of Ireland at youth level and previously played for Huddersfield Town.

He has agreed a contract until the summer of 2019 with the U's.

I’m really pleased to be here because it’s a club clearly going in the right direction and with real ambition.

I’m relishing the chance to play my part in a team that is challenging in the top half of the division. I have heard nothing but good things about the club and its close-knit group of players, so I’m really looking forward to it.

I’ll be looking to get my head down, work hard, and earn a place in the team to show everyone around the club what I can do.

– Jake Carroll, Cambridge United

Elsewhere in League Two, Colchester United have extended the loan of Reading winger Tarique Fosu until the end of the season but Glen Kamara has returned to parent club Arsenal.

Cambridge's Derry 'disappointed' by manner of FA Cup exit

Cambridge United manager Shaun Derry admitted he was "disappointed" with his side's second-half performance after were knocked out of the FA Cup by Leeds United last night.

The U's looked on course for an upset when Uche Ikpeazu put them ahead, but Leeds turned the game on its head after the break to seal a 2-1 win and book their place in round four.

You generally look back over 90 minutes of football, and it tells you a story.

Tonight's story was that it was a really good 45 minutes - but that was it.

The second-half was disappointing from our side.

– Shaun Derry, Cambridge United manager

McGreal and Derry nominated for Manager of the Month

Colchester manager John McGreal and Cambridge's Shaun Derry are both up for Manager of the Month Credit: PA

Colchester manager John McGreal and Cambridge United's Shaun Derry are both up for the League Two Manager of the Month award for December.

They're up against Gareth Ainsworth at Wycombe Wanderers and Exeter City's Paul Tisdale.

Colchester ended the month unbeaten to lift themselves to just outside the play-offs having earlier been fighting relegation.

Meanwhile, Cambridge moved into play-off positions after they're unbeatable run and only dropping two points in their last seven league matches.

The winner will be announced on Friday.

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Abuse claims 'relate to Peterborough Utd and Cambridge Utd'

Cambridge United and Peterborough United are both caught up in the allegations. Credit: PA

Cambridgeshire Police are investigating "multiple allegations" of sex abuse relating to both Cambridge United and Peterborough United.

The force received the allegations from the NSPCC over the weekend and are now investigating.

Both clubs have yet to comment on the claims.

Former Cobblers striker says he was abused by some Cambridge fans

Cambridge United have asked Wycombe Wanderers to provide more details of alleged racist abuse after their striker Adebayo Akinfenwa highlighted it in tweets after the game.

Adebayo Akinfenwa tweeted about the alleged abuse Credit: PA

Adebayo Akinfenwa says he's never had a problem with abuse on the pitch before.

Cambridge United have asked Wycombe to provide more details for their investigation.

Akinfenwa has previously spent two spells playing for Northampton Town. Cambridge lost 2-1 to Wycombe on Saturday.

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