Cambridge United manager Richard Money has signalled his ambitions for the 2015/16 Sky Bet League 2 season with a trio of signings this past week.Money's summer work began early, with the U's boss snapping up defensive duo Mark Roberts and Leon Legge, before adding Preston North End midfielder Keith Keane to their ranks.
After spending nine years in the Conference, Cambridge returned to the Football League for the 2014/15 season, where they finished 19th after a dip in form through the second half of the campaign.
Now, the 59-year-old manager is showing plenty of ambition with his new additions to the squad. Roberts captained Fleetwood Town in Sky Bet League 1 last term, and Leon Legge made 30 appearance for Gillingham, with both their former clubs finishing in the top half of the third tier of English football.
Speaking to the club's official website, Money said: “I think that the first two signings show a major statement of intent from the football club.
“The fact that we have persuaded both Mark and Leon to come here should tell everybody what they need to know, with where the club is at and where we want to go.
“There are no doubts that on the face of it they will form a really formidable partnership.”
Another signing to shore up the team is that of the experienced Keane, who Money knows from his time at Luton Town. The combative midfielder has put pen-to-paper on a two-year deal at the R Costings Abbey Stadium and is excited about the vision of the club and the season ahead.
“I like the manager and the type of people that he and the Chief Executive are attempting to bring here,” said Keane, who had loan spells at Crawley Town and Stevenage last term.
“The steps they are taking to get this club into League 1 is why I have chosen Cambridge. The ambition and aim is to be promoted and not to mess about, I am coming here to win football matches.”