City boss Matt Taylor is relishing facing league leaders Cambridge United, saying that the table toppers are ‘where City want to get to.’
Speaking ahead of the clash with Colin Calderwood’s side, Taylor said: “We’re only three games in but they are top of the league and that is testament to their good start this season.
“It is a exciting fixture. They have scored a lot of goals in quick succession and haven’t conceded any goals so it is a strong start to the season from them.
“We’re on the back of a confidence building performance at Mansfield and we’re looking forward to this weekend.”
If selected, City will come up against former Premier League midfielder Wes Hoolahan who, at 38, is the same age as Taylor. The boss has praised the ex-Norwich City star.
“Isn’t he the same age as me?” he joked.
“It s a huge achievement for him to still be playing at a competitive level. His quality has always been there and he is such a good manipulator of a football. It is great to see him.
“The fact he still has the motivation and character to get up in the morning and play is testament to the type of player he is. He is one of many threats they have this weekend.
Taylor isn’t looking back too much after last weekend’s win at Mansfield, but says his side still had things to work on despite the three points, adding that his side must not lose sight of their next task in hand.
“We moved on from Port Vale and knew where we had to improve and worked on that, and now there are still areas to improve on from Mansfield.
“There is always a ‘next’ in football and that happened to be the friendly on Monday, and after that it’s Cambridge so your focus quickly shifts from what has happened to what is going to happen.”