Joe Dunne, Cambridge United’s interim boss, said that he hopes Ade Azeez can help Dover Athletic’s promotion push after the striker joined the National League side on loan.

Since Azeez moved south, initially on a month’s loan, the Whites have won two out of three of their games, with the striker making three appearances so far and assisting a goal in their 1-0 win over Leyton Orient. It’s been an otherwise stop-star season for the former Patrick Thistle man, who has yet to find the net for the U’s after 16 games – although his progress was hampered by a serious injury against Barnet in September.

And Dunne said that, with the club’s relative depth in the forward department, it was the right thing to do to send Azeez out on loan.

“It was something we explored [a loan move], then obviously Jabo [Ibehre] got injured,” the interim head coach explained. “We’ve got a lot of forwards but you’ve got to manage that and balance it between those who go in and play regularly and those who can’t.

“He’s done well at Dover, he’s played 90 minute games at Dover, he’s affected the team and they’re on the winning trail at the moment. Long may it continue as Ade is a great, great lad who turns out every day and trains hard, does his best, gets frustrated when he doesn’t play – and so he should do – but he’s applying a good attitude at a good level and hopefully helping Dover towards league football.”

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