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Cambridge Eyeing Bishop
Wednesday, 26th May 2021 09:57

TWTD understands Blues midfielder Teddy Bishop is being targeted by his hometown club Cambridge United.

The 24-year-old is contracted to Town for another season, his appearances during 2020/21 having triggered a one-year option, but along with most of the rest of the squad has been told he can find another club this summer.

And we understand the U’s are keen to bring him to the Abbey Stadium having won promotion to League One after finishing second in League Two.

Earlier this week, Bishop, who in his early days with the Blues was linked with Premier League clubs, posted personal highlights videos on social media and may well be hoping for interest from a higher division having made his breakthrough as an 18-year-old in Town’s 2014/15 Championship play-off season.

The academy product made 29 starts and eight sub appearances in 2020/21, scoring four times, the most he has played since the play-off season with injury having hampered the intervening campaigns.

Meanwhile, former Town midfielder or defender Paul Digby, 26, is set to leave Cambridge having reportedly turned down a new deal with the U's. Charlton, Sunderland and Oxford United are said to be showing interest.

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Kingfisher49 added 11:39 - May 26
See Grant Leadbitter has been released at Sunderland. Could he be one to come in for a season or two to build a team around and make him skipper. That is if he fancied coming back. Certainly got some bite, scores goals and a decent leader. Downside is his disciplinary record which could be better.

rickw added 11:50 - May 26
I would be gutted if we sold players like Bishop, Downes and Dozzell and replaced them with Leadbitter!!!

I like Bishop he impressed as a kid in the Championship, I'm sure in a progressive team he can star here again, but he may not have the chance....

ArnieM added 11:55 - May 26
I bet Bishop is thrilled with lol

Dog added 12:18 - May 26
Not only does Paul Cook's arrogance shine through when saying all of the players can leave because they are not good enough - not his management of course, but him and his new chums think they do not have to wear face masks when entering cafe's in the kesgrave area and when questioned about it can sit there with a smug look on their faces.

Total tits.

Nobbysnuts added 12:18 - May 26

fergalsharkey added 12:21 - May 26
someone mentioned flourish again!!!!

i never saw him flourish, get rid, dross.

Kingfisher49 added 12:33 - May 26

TimmyH added 12:38 - May 26
Blimey! is this the level some of our players have got to? league 2?...we still don't know what's going on with Edwards, I'd be surprised if he goes to them.

A few years back we had high hopes but like many...

Kingfisher49 added 12:40 - May 26
Rickw i agree and i do not want to see any of our own talented youngsters go but the reality is they probably will and we will then have to start again and I am of the opinion that an experienced leader should be a priority to start with. Yes the Luton skipper would have been good, so would someone like Mark Noble at West Ham but he is wanting to stay at WHU for a final year. So all I suggested was perhaps Craig Leadbitter could be an experienced choice.

runningout added 12:45 - May 26
Don’t need personal vendettas on this site. Having a smug look isn’t permanent. . Think some people have short memories of so many sad seasons

Marinersnose added 12:45 - May 26
It’s good to see back room staff being appointed and I will remain patient regarding incoming players. I’m slightly concerned that Cook is happy to let Bishop leave but is keen to keep Edwards. Edwards for me has never done it at PR and hasn’t got any fighting spirit. Bishop has bags of talent but has been inconsistent. I know which player could make the step up and that certainly isn’t Edwards. I’m beginning to see some Hurst similarities. Please provie me wrong

blues1 added 12:49 - May 26
Suffolk boy. Really?. The facts are simple. Cook challenged the players to perform or go. And they chose the latter. They showed how unprofessional they are by downing tools. And, that leads to fans such as you blaming the manager. Think weve all been duped into believing the squad we had was much better than it actually was. Cook saw the truth very early and made his decision on what he needs to do. And if you think what Cook said in some of his interviews was harsh, and maybe he was, you should have heard the Kilnarnock manager after their playoff defeat on monday.

Dog added 12:55 - May 26
Runningout - i have no memory problems whatsoever. The football has been dross. What i do have a problem with is tits like them walking into the Kesgrave Kitchen without a mask and sitting there with a smug look when challenged about it.

A smug look is a smug look - whoever is sporting one. they are not above wearing a mask.

the four of them were total tits. end of.

Warkystache added 13:06 - May 26
Dunno why some people have this rose-tinted view of our players. TB is a case in point - he's done nothing with us despite the pant-wetting promise of his career when he was a kid.

Don't even want him here as back-up. I just want to see decent box-to-box midfielders who are quick, able to tackle and not constantly out injured, or completely ineffective against the various journeymen, cloggers and wastrels of this league.

Same goes for Jackson, Nolan, Edwards and Lankester - players who can't give us what we want, for whatever reason. They're the ones keeping us mid-table League 1.

johnwarksshorts added 13:08 - May 26
I would hang on to Bishop as I believe with better staff and team around him he has more to offer if he can stay fit.

Bazza8564 added 13:23 - May 26
If our players are so highly talented and Cook is the problem then why isn't anybody attracting interest from bigger clubs and higher leagues? Could it be because PC is correct and the players aren't good enough to play at a higher level.? We wont get out of this league unless we get some seriously better players in. The last two seasons prove that.
Our new CEO starts next week alongside the new back room team. Why is everybody dissing PC when he's trying to deliver in a post Evans post Lambert era, the very two things we've all been clamouring for?
If he signs nobody and we playing awfully and in trouble at Xmas then feel free to have a go at him, but its still May guys, give the new management team a chance to make the changes we have been praying for and then judge them.Paper talk on Bishop, who is under contract and therefore would potentially bring in a fee, isn't the end of the world.

ringwoodblue added 13:58 - May 26
On his day, a good player but like most of our squad, that day doesn’t come around often enough

leftie1972 added 14:53 - May 26
I sincerely hope he doesn’t get sold because he started to put in some good performances in the latter part of last season. If he was to go I fear a similar situation to David Mcgoldrick, would hit a run of form and go uninjured all season.

atty added 15:26 - May 26
Cook has burnt his bridges. To demand high standards is right, and he has taken drastic action and used very hostile vocabulary. Fair enough, but he’s put a lot of pressure on himself, as we need to see high standards from him now. Easy to shift out of contract players, shifting the rest, bringing in players to replace them, and moulding them into an effective team not so.I wish him well, but iif it all comes back to bite him on the stress , that’ll be down to him.

atty added 15:34 - May 26
Cook has burnt his bridges. To demand high standards is right, and he has taken drastic action and used very hostile vocabulary. Fair enough, but he’s put a lot of pressure on himself, as we need to see high standards from him now. Easy to shift out of contract players, shifting the rest, bringing in players to replace them, and moulding them into an effective team not so.I wish him well, but iif it all comes back to bite him on the stress , that’ll be down to him.

dirtydingusmagee added 15:35 - May 26
Cant believe there are so many on here that want to retain a player who has rarely been fit over a long period, must be the same people who have been going on about '' we will be ok when they return'' for past few seasons . We NEED to be a settled concistant team to get promoted.All these players do is give an excuse for failure and false hope to those who think that way. TOO MANY LAME DUCKS in the past, get them out.An average player will always be more use than one in physio every other game .

multiplescoregasms added 15:40 - May 26
To be honest I am more interested in who we will have coming in, rather than who is going out. We know are midfield isn't strong enough and tend to go missing when it matters, so if he goes, he goes. We move on. 132 games, 5 goals. We need better than that.

happybeingblue added 18:04 - May 26
think its time he moved on from us tbh had plenty of chances, despite Brenner wooley waxing lyrical about him faces please . we need a fresh start not same old failures who put us in this mess!

carlo88 added 18:05 - May 26
I fear we could end up with about five registered players come August..

happybeingblue added 18:08 - May 26
timmy cambridge are in our league got promoted our new local derby so lge 1 not lge 2 :)

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