Cambridge United have confirmed that Liam O’Neil, Harrison Dunk and Greg Taylor have all signed new one-year deals at the Abbey Stadium.
Cambridge United Confirm Extensions for Three Players
Key Members of the Squad
The trio are key members of the squad at the Abbey Stadium due to the experience that they provide. As a result, they have all been granted extensions to their existing contracts.
Dunk is the longest-serving of the three, having joined the club in 2011. His loyalty means that he has been rewarded with a testimonial next summer.
Fellow midfielder Liam O’Neil has also extended his stay with the U’s. Having began his career in Cambridgeshire, the 26-year-old returned to the Abbey in 2017.
The combative midfielder is a vocal point in manager Mark Bonner’s side, and his efforts saw him rewarded with the League Two Community Player of the Year award in 2018.
Greg Taylor is also held in similar stature to his team-mates at the League Two club. The versatile defender has been a key part of the United set-up in League Two since joining in 2013.
Furthermore, the 30-year-old’s versatility has seen him make over 250 appearances for Cambridge. Taylor can play anywhere across the back four.
What Was Said
Cambridge United manager Mark Bonner commented on the relief of keeping the trio at the Abbey Stadium for at least another year.
“I’ve said consistently that I believe Harrison, Liam and Greg’s experience is vital to the team and they have a big role to play in the coming year,” said the Cambridge boss when speaking to the official website.
“It is rare these days that players remain so long in one place, particularly in the case of Greg and Harrison going into their ninth and tenth seasons respectively, but it’s that connection to a club, a cause and its supporters that will allow us to build on our identity.
“In each individual case the players have demonstrated to me the value they can bring to our team and our culture. Harrison has the ability to create chances and bring attacking intent to our play, Liam can help us dominate the midfield and give us security, playing with intelligence and discipline. Greg is capable of dominating and organising our defensive line and has led the dressing room excellently since I took charge of the team. At their best, they make us better. That’s the challenge for all of us. Consistent performances, bringing our best game as often as possible.
“We need to build a team that reflects our values and I expect a level of leadership from Harrison, Liam and Greg to influence that. I believe they all have these qualities and can be a vital part of our new team in the season ahead. Because of that, I’m delighted they have extended their time with us.”
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