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Cambridge United's Robbie Willmott admits to failings

Robbie Willmott
Willmott has one year remaining on his Cambridge contract

Cambridge United winger Robbie Willmott says he was not good enough this season and will strive to improve.

The 20-year-old had struggled for form before a knee injury in February ruled him out for much of the campaign.

He told BBC Radio Cambridgeshire: "I let my standards drop and it wasn't the best season for myself.

"A few people were getting on my back, the injury was a bit of a blessing because it meant I could evaluate everything again."

The U's youth product enjoyed the plaudits of fans and pundits alike in his previous season, as he became an integral part of the side that lost in the 2009 Blue Square Premier play-off final.

If they don't want to play for the club and they don't want to do the graft to get the club into the Football League, then fine

Cambridge United's Robbie Willmott on Danny Crow and Dan Gleeson's exit to Luton

But he was unable to carry those impressive performances into Martin Ling's first campaign as manager.

"I let my goals drop, I had nine in the previous year and only three last year," he said.

"I can honestly say I'm playing under the best manager I've played under at the club since I've been there.

"Now he's bringing in his own players it's really exciting to see, I think this year we have a massive chance of getting promoted."

While Ling has brought in four new players since the end of the season, he was unable to hold onto right-back Dan Glesson and top-scorer Danny Crow, who both opted to sign for Luton.

"It's sad to see Gleeson and Crow go because they're massive players for us," said Willmott.

"But if they don't want to play for the club and they don't want to do the graft to get the club into the Football League, then fine.

"We don't want players who aren't going to put 100% into the team."



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