Carruthers set for another switch

Last updated : 27 January 2005 By Gary Hutchinson
Carruthers - Hoping to ease his return from injury by helping out ex Imp Steve Thompson
The former Scunthorpe and Macclesfield striker had originally opted to join The U's three weeks ago but suffered a hamstring strain which prompted new Cambridge boss and ex Imp Steve Thompson to cancel the move.

Talks have now re-opened between the two clubs and Keith indicated a move to the Abbey Stadium would allow Carruthers to regain match fitness.

"I think it would be a good move for him. He'll get some games under his belt, which is what he needs. Cambridge are looking for a bit of experience and Martin can help them because he has plenty of it."

Carruthers appears to have slipped down the pecking order following his injury with Marcus Richardson, Craig Westcarr, Francis Green, Gary Taylor Fletcher and hat trick hero all ahead of him in the race for the three strikers spot. Alexander admitted that there was still a place for Carruthers at City.

"If he goes and starts scoring then when he comes back he will obviously be in contention for a first team place."

It seems Carruthers move to United will serve the same purpose as the loan of Craig Westcarr to City. Perhaps once Westcarr returns to Forest Carruthers can return to City and resume the fight for his place in the starting line up.