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13 January 2014

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Three things we learned from the weekend's action

1. The Town and Cambridge possess plenty of strength in depth

Saturday’s 2-2 draw at the Abbey saw the Hatters make 10 changes from their last league fixture but Cambridge only included five regulars of their campaign so far. United, though, included new boys John Sullivan and Ashley Chambers for the first time this season. Chambers, one of the U’s newest recruits, has a penchant for scoring against the Hatters and he’ll be keen to impress again on Tuesday night. Cambridge have also signed former Town man Matthew Barnes-Homer and his signing bolsters United’s forward ranks, especially with Adam Cunnington sidelined through injury. It will make for a gripping second half of the season.

2. Ryan Inniss has a bright future

Scoring with your first touch for your new club is always a good start to anyone’s career and given his performance on his Town debut at the Abbey Stadium, 18-year-old Ryan Inniss is going to go on and enjoy a fruitful one. The on-loan Crystal Palace centre-half was one of the Hatters’ stand-out performers at the weekend and, having already been capped at England youth level, not many would bet against him earning senior caps in the future.

3. It’s only a matter of time before Hyde win

They may be marooned at the bottom of the table but Hyde showed that those first elusive three points aren’t far away when they travelled to Southport on Saturday and came home with a 1-1 draw. By all accounts the Tigers were unlucky not to win against the Sandgrounders but a late equaliser made it 27 games without a win. A point, however, is better than both the Town and Cambridge have mustered at Haig Avenue this season.

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