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Lee Johnson has spoken about returning to Cambridge United, who was born and raised in the local area.


“It’s a club that’s close to my heart really because I was brought up on the terraces there. I say on the terraces, I was actually ball boy in front of the terraces from the age of like eight years old all the way through to 13 or 14."


“My dad (Gary Johnson) was the assistant manager, I lived in the area, I was born in Newmarket so it’s a nice one for me personally to go back to Abbey Stadium which is a nice tight little ground. I hear it’s a full house and we’ll arrive with an army of supporters as well so it’s a game that I’ve really been looking forward to for a long time.


We often have to compete against that. It’s something that we are fully aware of and often it’s something that we have to strive to be better at, particularly away from home. I think our home form must be the best in the country in the league, it’s seven wins out of eight. On away form, we want to improve it and that’s definitely an element and definitely a facet of the dynamic in any away performance so we have to control the game."


“We have to control the game as well as penetrate and make chances, obviously we have done that. I think Crewe Alexandra was a good example. The most recent solid away performance and very professional with that bit of sparkle at the end."

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