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Fans queue for Cambridge United's FA Cup replay with Manchester United tickets

Fans queue for tickets.

Tickets went on sale today for Cambridge United's FA Cup replay with Manchester United next week.

In the meantime, the U's returned to League Two action last night, drawing against strugglers Dagenham and Redbridge - Cameron McGeehan with the goal.

The U's have an initial allocation of around 5,000 tickets, which could rise to eight and a half thousand.

Council promises foster care investigation

There are calls for an investigation into claims Social Services in Norfolk wrongly removed vulnerable children from foster carers.

The calls come after the County Council branded inadequate in an Oftsed inspection two years ago - suspended a member of staff over allegations he removed a child from care without evidence of deliberate harm. The Norfolk Foster Carers' Association Carers claim there have been dozens of similar cases in the last four years. The council has promised a thorough investigation.


Cup replay rescheduled

Cambridge United's FA Cup replay with Manchester United will be played a week tonight, Tuesday February 3.

Sale of match tickets will start tomorrow morning. If Cambridge manage to win at Old Trafford they will visit either Preston or Sheffield United in Round Five. Meanwhile the U's return to League Two action tonight against Dagenham and Redbridge, with a possible start for winger Harrison Dunk.

FA Cup: Cambridge United to face trip to Preston or Sheffield United, if they can beat Manchester United

Cambridge United or Manchester United will face a trip to Preston North End or Sheffield United. Credit: PA

Cambridge United or Manchester United will face a trip to Preston North End or Sheffield United in the fifth round of the FA Cup.

The U's held the Premier League giants to a goalless draw on Friday, and will play their replay at Old Trafford on Tuesday February 3.

League One sides Preston and Sheffield United drew their original fourth round tie 1-1.

Preston knocked Norwich City out in the third round.

Cambridge to spend Man Utd replay money on revamping stadium

Cambridge fans will be pleased with the windfall. Credit: PA

After earning a draw against Manchester United in the FA Cup, club chairman Dave Doggett says the money made will be spent on revamping their stadium.

The U's are set to invest the money into the R Costing's Abbey ground, including things such as toilets and tea bars. They also announced plans last week to create a new sports village on the outskirts of the city.

Club chairman Dave Doggett. Credit: PA

It is thought the mid-table League Two club will net around £1.5million from a mixture of TV money and gate receipts, thanks to their FA Cup exploits.

Chairman Dave Doggett said he's hoping the money can be used to help the club in the long-term, rather than short-term ambitions.

Cambridge fans will benefit from the money. Credit: PA

In an interview he said "There's a lot of speculation about how much money the club will be getting but it certainly looks like it's going to be in excess of £1.5 million."

"We obviously need to take stock of where we are but our ambition for some time now has been to improve the stadium.

"It needs modernising and the facilities need to be fit-for-purpose, and I think it's fair to say Friday's performance has been a game changer for the club.

"It's certainly a far cry from the situation we found ourselves in a few years ago where we were reporting losses of around £400,000."


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Norwich City warned not to 'live in the past'

Norwich City manager Alex Neil fears his players may be "living in the past" as they try and regain their place in the Premier League.

The Canaries slipped to 8th in the SkyBet Championship after losing 2-1 at home to Brentford on Saturday (January 24). It was Neil's first defeat since replacing Neil Adams at the helm.

Neil claimed Brentford were 'hungrier' than his team, but the defeat is also a wake-up call to his players.

"It doesn't matter where you've played. It doesn't matter what you've done then, it's what you do now.

The squad, for instance. A lot of people talking seem to live off that they played in the Premier League. But the bottom line is they're not in the Premier League. They're in the Championship.

So the quicker we get used to that, the quicker we realise where we are, then hopefully the quicker we can turn it around and start pulling further up the table."

– Alex Neil, Norwich City manager

Listen to Alex Neil's post match comments after the Championship game with Brentford

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