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Manchester v Cambridge United: Chris Vernon preview

by Michael Henson

Head Coach Chris Vernon is looking to carry the momentum from last week's win against University of Nottingham when Cambridge United visit the National Cycling Centre today. 
 
Manchester picked up the three points with a 6-3 win to get back to winning ways and Vernon is hoping for a repeat result come 4pm. 
 
"I was pleased with the result against Nottingham, but not the overall performance," he said. 
 
"A positive was that I did have new players having a taste of first team action for the first time and they brought a new flavour which is needed."
 
Vernon continued: "Training was very intense this past week. 
 
"We're on a winning streak so we need to keep it by training with the way we want to play on Sunday."
 
Cambridge pulled off a shock result at the back end of last season in the FA Futsal Cup before gaining promotion and Vernon insists it's not about revenge today. 
 
He commented: "I'm not looking for revenge, but I am looking to correct our mistakes from the last time we played them. 
 
"The players are fully prepared and know where we went wrong and I feel I have a team prepared to correct it.
 
"My players have been gathering the right momentum and today's test is a great one to see if they can follow on from training."
 
Depending on results elsewhere, a win for Manchester today can move them up to second in the league but Vernon isn't looking into the table too much at this early stage. 
 
"The table is a bit all over the place at the minute with another team dropping out from the league before the end of the season.
 
"I'll keep focused on my group and each game we have in the week and we'll see where that leaves us come the end of the campaign."
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