THERE is suddenly a buzz around Bradford City after the return of Stuart McCall, but he faces his biggest test so far with an away trip to in-form Cambridge United.

The U's have jumped up to 12th in League Two following three straight wins, with interim manager Mark Bonner steering the ship nicely.

The first of those victories was at home, 2-1 against City's play-off rivals Colchester United, with a pair of late goals turning the game on its head.

Everyone connected with the Bantams is acutely aware of their awful away record too. They have only won three times on the road in the league this season, and haven't done so since beating Morecambe on October 12.

But will a change of manager bring a change in fortunes? Several hundred City fans will find out tomorrow.

So for those that are heading down south, here is the T&A's comprehensive away day guide.


VENUE: Abbey Stadium


ADDRESS: Newmarket Road, Cambridge, CB5 8LN


For those buying tickets from the City website or from Valley Parade, admission prices for the Cambridge away game are as follows:

Adults - £20

Armed Forces Discount Ticket: £15

Seniors (65+) - £15

Students/18-23 - £15

Juniors - £10

Under-11s - £5

Under-5s - FREE

Disabled Helper - FREE

Disabled supporters pay the age-related cost and will be entitled to a free carer if in possession of DLA or PIP at the mid-or-enhanced rates.

PLEASE NOTE: Ticket prices are likely to rise if purchasing on the day.


The main concern for the big day is how to get there, how long it will take to get there, and where on earth you’re going to park.

Train: The quickest option is probably to catch a Northern train from Bradford Interchange/Forster Square to Leeds, and then an LNER service to London King's Cross.

Get off that at Peterborough and catch the Cross Country train from there to Stansted Airport, which will arrive at Cambridge Railway Station after 45/50 minutes.

The other option is to get off a King's Cross LNER service at Stevenage, then catch the Thameslink service from there to Cambridge. Stevenage to Cambridge is about a 45 minute train ride too.

It is a good 40 minute walk from the station to the ground, so a taxi is definitely advisable. If you'd prefer, you can also catch the Citi 3 bus from Stop 6 at the railway station.

That takes just under half an hour to get to Ditton Walk. Get off there, and you are practically opposite the stadium.

Car: After leaving Bradford, stay on the M62 for about 20 miles. Then, at Junction 32A, exit on to the A1(M).

Continue on down there (following signs for Red House/The South/M18/M1 early on and for London later) for around 110 miles.

You will then need to take the ramp on to the A14 before, 15 miles later, taking the A14 exit towards Cambridge/A1307/A10/Ely/Felixstowe/Harwich/Newmarket.

Keep right to continue towards the A14 and continue on to the A14. After about six miles, at junction 35, take the A1303 exit to B1102/Newmarket/Cambridge/Burwell.

At the roundabout, take the third exit onto Newmarket Road/A1303. At the next roundabout, take the second exit and stay on Newmarket Road/A1303.

Turn right half a mile later and you will reach the park and ride facility that United recommend for away fans driving down.


There is no on-site car parking available at the Abbey Stadium, so the club advise using the aforementioned match day park and ride service on Newmarket Road.

Both home and away supporters can purchase a special £2.50 return ticket from the Newmarket Road Park & Ride (CB5 8AA) to ferry them to and from the Abbey Stadium.

The ticket is valid for one passenger only. However, if travelling with children, the normal £3 Park & Ride ticket is also available to purchase, allowing children under the age of 16 to travel free with one fee-paying adult.

Ahead of kick-off, football fans can catch any of the regular Park & Ride buses heading into the city centre, which will all be stopping at the ground.

On the return leg, there will be a dedicated bus waiting in the layby outside the stadium at 4.45pm, to take fans back to the Park & Ride once the game is over.

If you require disabled parking you can call Cambridge United Football Club on 01223 566 500.

Some street parking nearby is also available, as well as some off-road parking.

To reach this, continue past the ground entrance for another 400 yards and turn left at the traffic lights into Coldhams Lane.

Continue for about 300 yards, crossing a small roundabout and going over a railway bridge. The car park entrance is on the left about 50 yards beyond the bridge.


There is a supporters club at the ground itself, that normally allows in away supporters. The club charges a £2 entrance fee and also serves food. It does get full quickly on matchdays though, so you might find yourself getting turned away.

Near to the away turnstiles, there is an outdoor fan zone which welcomes all fans (although away supporters have to show their match ticket to enter).

It has a bar facility, the 'Abbey Arms', that normally has a real ale on offer, plus food outlets. music and entertainment.

Sadly there is little other choice for away fans in the way of a pre-match pint, although along Newmarket Road going towards the city centre is the Wrestlers pub, which also offers Thai food.

Otherwise it may be in an idea to drink in the centre of Cambridge before the game or en-route.

Away fans have been known to recommend The Tram Depot pub. You need to head down Newmarket Road then bear a left into East Road (A603).

Just past KFC on the right is Dover Street, and that is where to find The Tram Depot (CB1 1DY).

It offers a broad selection of beers and lagers, with meals and snacks. It is just over a mile away from the ground, so around a 20 minute walk.

However, the pub does prefer that you keep team colours covered. There is a bit of off-street parking nearby if you wish to make use of that too.

PREVIOUS TEASER (Oldham away):

Q: Oldham had to win their last three matches to stay up in the inaugural Premier League season in 1992/93. After victories over Aston Villa and Liverpool, they completed the great escape by beating Southampton 4-3 at Boundary Park in a thriller.

Which man, who also played for Bradford City in the Premier League, got the Latics' winner on the final day?

A: Gunnar Halle


Q: Which manager, who went on to win the FA Cup twice and League Cup twice later in his career, guided Cambridge United to the Fourth Division title in 1977?