After a number of strong clubs joined the division from both League One and the National League, League Two is set to be an extremely competitive division next season.
Solid additions throughout the league have seen side’s drastically strengthen, with the likes of Luton and Mansfield investing heavily this summer and emerging as the bookies favourites for promotion ahead of the big kick off next month.
One club however that has remained under the radar is Cambridge United, who have steadily established themselves as a solid fixture of the division under former QPR midfielder Shaun Derry.
The U’s summer transfer dealings have been few and far between this summer, with just Ade Azeez, Gary Deegan and Dimitar Mitov coming to the Abbey Stadium so far, but Derry has managed to secure the majority of a squad that finished in 11th place last year.
The race for the League Two play off spots was extremely tight last semester, and the U’s only missed out on an end of season lottery ticket by just five points, and Derry will know his side are very close to mounting a serious top seven challenge.
James Dunne and Will Norris have the left the club for Swindon and Wolves respectively which will be a blow to Derry, but with more additions expected in the coming weeks, the pair will be replaced.
Keeping hold of influential midfielder Luke Berry will be vital to any success the club has, with Cambridge having already rejected four bids this summer for their star man.
The club is quietly going about their business whilst their rivals grab the headlines, but Cambridge United could just be the surprise package of the division if Derry makes the right moves before the long trip to Exeter on the opening day of the season.