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Dimitar Mitov: Cambridge United move for goalkeeper

Dimitar Mitov was a free agent after leaving Charlton Athletic. Credit: PA

Cambridge United have continued their busy start to the summer with the signing of Bulgarian goalkeeper Dimitar Mitov.

The 20-year-old, who was recently released by League One side Charlton Athletic, has agreed a two-year deal at the Cambs Glass Stadium.

Mitov is the U's fifth signing of the close season already and will be expected to challenge Will Norris for the number one jersey.

We all feel Dimitar has the major characteristics to progress his career here at Cambridge United.

Physically and technically he has all the key ingredients to become a very good goalkeeper.

Working with Kevin Pilkington and Will Norris everyday will no doubt bring his game to a whole new level.

– Shaun Derry, Cambridge United Head Coach


Cambridge United pair ruled out for the season

Uche Ikpeazu will play no further part this season. Credit: PA Images

Cambridge United strikers Uche Ikpeazu and Adam McGurk have both been ruled out for the rest of the season.

Ikpeazu dislocated his shoulder in last weekend's defeat to Portsmouth and will undergo surgery on Thursday, while McGurk tore his hamstring in training earlier this week.

The news will come as a blow to the U's play-off hopes, with the club currently three points outside the top seven with just two games remaining.

Chesterfield's O'Neil in Cambridge United return

Liam O'Neil (left) is back at Cambridge United. Credit: PA

Cambridge United have signed Chesterfield midfielder Liam O'Neil for an undisclosed fee.

23-year-old O'Neil was born in Cambridge and used to be part of the club's Centre of Excellence.

He started his professional career at West Brom before joining Chesterfield on a permanent basis in 2015.

He is a Cambridge boy returning home and is a fantastic fit for us.

We’re also delighted to have brought Liam in as a permanent signing, our third of the current transfer window, which is testament to the long-term vision of the club.

– Shaun Derry, Cambridge United manager

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

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
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