WANDERERS are back in League One action on Saturday afternoon when they head to the Abbey Stadium to face Cambridge United.

Ian Evatt’s men enter the game in seventh place in the league table following wins against Lincoln City and Oxford United.

Marc Iles caught up with Stephen Page from the Cambridgeshire News to get the lowdown on United.

Cambridge had a great season last term. How have they found the step up to League One?

It has been a good start for Cambridge but it is early days. They have played Oxford, Accrington, Plymouth and Burton so far and they have been competitive in all of those games, they haven’t been overrun in any of them.

They come into this one on the back of a very positive result against Burton, a side who had won their first three games. They come into this one with confidence from last year and it will be a case of how they can continue to adapt to the step up.

Is there optimism United can do well this season?

I don’t think people look at Cambridge and say they have got the best side on paper, but it is things like the togetherness, the team spirit, the way they can churn out results. From last season’s perspective, that is a massive reason why they did so well – their ability to find a way to win regardless of who they were playing and what situation they were in.

They were also resilient last year – whenever they suffered a set-back, they were able to get back on track immediately. Whether they can continue that momentum will play a big part this year, and the signs are looking good on that front.

How important is Wes Hoolahan for Cambridge?

He is an integral player for Cambridge, one of the major reasons Cambridge did so well last season. The chances he created for Paul Mullin were a massive part of that. It has been a juggling act to get the best out of him – at the age of 39, he can’t play for 90 minutes every single week.

I’d certainly expect him to play on Saturday. He is a real creative outlet and still has those glimpses of ability from the career he has had.

How big of a loss is Paul Mullin following his move to Wrexham?

When you lose 34 goals, it is always going to be a miss – there is no getting away from that. He was on the scoresheet in so many games last season, and it was something we got used to before he left in the summer. I think the jury is still out.

In the four games so far, six goals looks like a good return on paper. But two were own goals against Burton last weekend, so you can’t read too much into it at this stage. I think we will see as the weeks go on.

Joe Ironside has contributed three goals already, so maybe he is the man to fill in. But I think moving up a level, Cambridge will struggle to replicate the 73 goals they scored last season.

And finally, what is your score prediction?

Looking at Bolton – top-scorers in the division - I think Cambridge will do extremely well to keep a clean sheet. I think it could be a case of Bolton having a lot of the ball.

I’m going to go with a 1-1 draw because Cambridge have shown that they can be competitive in League One.