2015–16 Cambridge United F.C. season

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Cambridge United
2015–16 season
ChairmanDave Doggett
ManagerRichard Money
until 2 November 2015
Shaun Derry
from 12 November 2015
StadiumAbbey Stadium
League Two9th
FA Cup2nd round
(knocked out by Doncaster Rovers)
League Cup1st round
(knocked out by Rotherham United)
League Trophy1st round
(knocked out by Dagenham & Redbridge)

The 2015–16 season was Cambridge United's 103rd season in their history and their second consecutive season in League Two.[1] Along with League Two, the club also competed in the FA Cup, League Cup and League Trophy. The season covered the period from 1 July 2015 to 30 June 2016.

Squad[edit]

Squad details at start of season[edit]

No. Name Pos. Nat. Place of Birth Age Apps * Goals * Signed from Date signed Fee Ends
Goalkeepers
1 Chris Dunn GK England Havering 31 43 0 Yeovil Town 10 June 2014 Free 2016
13 Sam Beasant GK England Hendon 31 0 0 Stevenage 3 July 2015 Free 2016
Defenders
2 Elliot Omozusi RB England Hackney 30 0 0 Leyton Orient 12 June 2015 Free 2017
3 Greg Taylor LB England Bedford 29 89 0 Luton Town 20 June 2013 Free 2017
5 Mark Roberts CB England Northwich 35 0 0 Fleetwood Town 25 May 2015 Free 2017
6 Leon Legge CB England Bexhill-on-Sea 33 0 0 Gillingham 19 May 2015 Free 2017
14 Josh Coulson CB England Cambridge 30 242 13 Academy 6 October 2007 # Trainee 2016
22 George Taft LB England Leicester 25 0 0 Burton Albion 31 July 2015 Loanee January 2016
29 Danny Burns CB England 22 0 0 Academy Trainee 2016
Midfielders
4 Keith Keane CM Republic of Ireland Luton 32 0 0 Preston North End 27 May 2015 Free 2017
7 Ryan Donaldson AM England Newcastle upon Tyne 28 78 12 Gateshead 23 May 2013 Free 2017
8 Luke Berry CM England Cambridge 26 128 22 Barnsley 15 June 2015 Undisclosed 2019
11 Harrison Dunk LW England London 28 101 12 Bromley 7 June 2011 Free 2016
16 Gearóid Morrissey CM Republic of Ireland Cork, Ireland 27 8 0 Cork City 22 December 2014 Free 2016
17 Liam Hughes AM England Rotherham 26 145 13 Academy 9 November 2010 # Trainee 2016
18 Jeff Hughes LM Northern Ireland Larne 33 0 0 Fleetwood Town 14 July 2015 Free 2017
24 Conor Newton CM England Newcastle upon Tyne 27 0 0 Rotherham United 16 July 2015 Free 2017
27 Matt Lowe CM England 23 0 0 Academy Trainee 2016
28 Ryan Horne CM England 23 0 0 Academy Trainee 2016
32 Dylan Williams RM England 17 0 0 Academy Trainee 2016
Forwards
9 Jordan Slew CF England Sheffield 26 13 1 Blackburn Rovers 6 February 2015 Free 2016
10 Barry Corr CF Republic of Ireland Newcastle, Ireland 34 0 0 Southend United 2 June 2015 Free 2017
15 Robbie Simpson CF England Poole 34 67 25 Leyton Orient 9 June 2014 Free 2016
19 Daniel Carr CF England Lambeth 25 0 0 Huddersfield Town 25 June 2015 Free 2017
20 Jordan Chiedozie CF England Bournemouth 24 6 0 Concord Rangers 28 November 2014 Free 2016
21 Rory Gaffney CF Republic of Ireland Galway, Ireland 29 0 0 Limerick 25 November 2014 Free 2016
26 James Akintunde CF England Brent 23 1 0 Academy 14 February 2015 # Trainee 2016
Out on Loan
Will Norris GK England Watford 25 18 0 Royston Town 16 July 2012 Free 2017

* Player appearances and goals for the club as of beginning of 2015–16 season.
# Date of first team debut

Transfers in[edit]

Date from Position Nationality Name From Fee Ref.
1 July 2015 CM England Luke Berry Barnsley Undisclosed [2]
1 July 2015 CF England Daniel Carr Huddersfield Town Free transfer [3]
1 July 2015 CF Republic of Ireland Barry Corr Southend United Free transfer [4]
1 July 2015 CM Republic of Ireland Keith Keane Preston North End Free transfer [5]
1 July 2015 CB England Leon Legge Gillingham Free transfer [6]
1 July 2015 RB England Elliot Omozusi Leyton Orient Free transfer [7]
1 July 2015 CB England Mark Roberts Fleetwood Town Free transfer [8]
3 July 2015 GK England Sam Beasant Stevenage Free transfer [9]
14 July 2015 LM Northern Ireland Jeff Hughes Fleetwood Town Free transfer [10]
16 July 2015 CM England Conor Newton Rotherham United Free transfer [11]
14 January 2016 CM England James Dunne Portsmouth Free transfer [12]
15 January 2016 FW England Ben Williamson Gillingham Undisclosed [13]
30 January 2016 FW England Jimmy Spencer Notts County Free transfer [14]

Transfers out[edit]

Date from Position Nationality Name To Fee Ref.
1 July 2015 AM England Nathan Arnold Grimsby Town [a] Free transfer [16]
1 July 2015 LM Australia Mitch Austin Central Coast Mariners [b] Free transfer [16]
1 July 2015 ST England Ayrton Bevins Free agent Released [16]
1 July 2015 CF England Ryan Bird Yeovil Town [c] Free transfer [16]
1 July 2015 CM England Tom Champion Barnet [d] Free transfer [16]
1 July 2015 RM England Luke Chadwick Free agent Released [16]
1 July 2015 CF England Tom Elliott AFC Wimbledon [e] Free transfer [16]
1 July 2015 DM England Johnny Hunt Chester [f] Free transfer [22]
1 July 2015 CB Italy Matteo Lanzoni Free agent Released [16]
1 July 2015 CB England Ian Miller Free agent Released [16]
1 July 2015 CB England Michael Nelson Barnet [g] Free transfer [16]
1 July 2015 RB Scotland Richard Tait Grimsby Town [h] Free transfer [16]
1 July 2015 LM England Bobby-Joe Taylor Maidstone United [i] Free transfer [16]
10 December 2015 CM Republic of Ireland Gearóid Morrissey Cork City Free transfer [26]
29 December 2015 CF England Jordan Chiedozie Boreham Wood [j] Free transfer [28]
14 January 2016 CF Republic of Ireland Rory Gaffney Bristol Rovers Undisclosed [29]
30 January 2016 AM England Liam Hughes Inverness Caledonian Thistle Free transfer [30]
1 February 2016 CF England Jordan Slew Chesterfield [k] Free transfer [32]
  1. ^ Following Arnold's release he joined Grimsby Town.[15]
  2. ^ Following Austin's release he joined Central Coast Mariners.[17]
  3. ^ Following Bird's release he joined Yeovil Town.[18]
  4. ^ Following Champion's release he joined Barnet.[19]
  5. ^ Following Elliott's release he joined AFC Wimbledon.[20]
  6. ^ Following Hunt's release he joined Chester.[21]
  7. ^ Following Nelson's release he joined Barnet.[23]
  8. ^ Following Tait's release he joined Grimsby Town.[24]
  9. ^ Following Taylor's release he joined Maidstone United.[25]
  10. ^ Following Chiedozie's release he joined Boreham Wood.[27]
  11. ^ Following Slew's release he joined Chesterfield.[31]

Loans in[edit]

Date from Position Nationality Name From Date until Ref.
31 July 2015 LB England George Taft Burton Albion 28 October 2015 [33][34]
21 August 2015 CF England Jacob Blyth Leicester City 21 September 2015 [35]
1 September 2015 LB England Mickey Demetriou Shrewsbury Town 4 January 2016 [36]
15 October 2015 RB Sierra Leone Alie Sesay Leicester City 15 November 2015 [37]
19 November 2015 CB England Terry Kennedy Sheffield United 2 January 2016 [38]
19 November 2015 FW England Ben Williamson Gillingham 3 January 2016 [38]
20 November 2015 MF England Ryan Ledson Everton End of season [39][40][41][42][43]
24 November 2015 RB England Cameron Gayle Oxford United 24 January 2016 [44]
26 November 2015 MF Northern Ireland Jordan Jones Middlesbrough 18 December 2015 [45]
2 January 2016 DF England Lewis Page West Ham United 6 March 2016 [40][41]
5 January 2016 DF England Darnell Furlong Queens Park Rangers End of season [41][46][47][48]
16 January 2016 FW England Karlan Ahearne-Grant Charlton Athletic 13 February 2016 [49]
1 February 2016 DF United States Shane O'Neill Apollon Limassol End of season [50]
13 February 2016 DF England Ryan Haynes Coventry City End of season [51]
5 March 2016 MF England Zeli Ismail Wolverhampton Wanderers End of season [42]
25 March 2016 MF England Max Clark Hull City 22 April 2016 [52]

Loans out[edit]

Date from Position Nationality Name To Date until Ref.
7 July 2015 GK England Will Norris Braintree Town 8 January 2016 [53]
18 August 2015 FW England Jordan Chiedozie Braintree Town 17 September 2015 [54]
11 September 2015 DF England Danny Burns Lowestoft Town 16 October 2015 [55]
18 September 2015 MF England Matt Lowe Wealdstone 17 October 2015 [56]
17 October 2015 FW England James Akintunde Brackley Town 16 November 2015 [57]
30 October 2015 DF England Danny Burns Bishop's Stortford 29 November 2015 [58]
3 November 2015 MF England Ryan Horne St Neots Town 23 November 2015 [58]
7 November 2015 MF England Matt Lowe Wealdstone 6 December 2015 [58]
26 November 2015 FW Republic of Ireland Rory Gaffney Bristol Rovers 3 January 2016 [45]
26 November 2015 FW England Daniel Carr Aldershot Town 9 January 2016 [45]
2 January 2016 MF Northern Ireland Jeff Hughes Tranmere Rovers End of Season [59]
2 January 2016 DF England Danny Burns Lowestoft Town End of Season [40]
8 January 2016 MF England Matt Lowe Brackley Town End of Season [60]
14 January 2016 MF Republic of Ireland Keith Keane Stevenage 20 February 2016 [12]
6 February 2016 MF England Dylan Williams Soham Town Rangers 12 April 2016 [61]
5 March 2016 FW England Daniel Carr Woking 9 April 2016 [62]
5 March 2016 FW England James Akintunde Needham Market 9 April 2016 [63]
5 March 2016 GK England Sam McDermid Soham Town Rangers 9 April 2016 [64]
25 March 2016 MF Republic of Ireland Keith Keane Stevenage 22 April 2016 [52]

Appearances[edit]