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Sears cannot wait for season to start
In-form striker Freddie Sears admitted he cannot wait for the new season to start after bagging a brace against Derby County.
Sears, who joined the U’s last month from West Ham United following his loan spell with them at the end of last season, has been in impressive form during pre-season.
And the 22-year-old says he is counting down the days until the action starts for real.
Sears said: “It’s good to get goals - I’m feeling confident in front of goal and I’m on a good streak.
“I’m itching for the season to start and I can’t wait until the first game, whether that is Yeovil (in the Capital One Cup) or Preston, whichever the gaffer chooses.
“The gaffer has put me on the left but if I need to drift in, I can do that.
“My favourite position is just behind the front man but scoring goals and playing games is what I want to be doing and that’s happening at the moment.”
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