U's ace set for Walsall
By Simon Fudge
Last Updated: 01/01/70 1:00am
Cambridge striker Daniel Chillingworth is set to join Walsall on loan.Cambridge United have confirmed that striker Daniel Chillingworth is set to join League One strugglers Walsall on loan.
The 23-year-old impressed The Saddlers by scoring twice in a trial match last week after handing in a transfer request to the Abbey Stadium club.
Chillingworth is keen to get more first team action away from The U's and the player seems set to jump up a division for a four-week spell with the Black Country side.
Another player that featured in the Walsall trial match was Cambridge defender Stevland Angus.
The former West Ham United trainee, whose current contract with the League Two club expires next summer, was unable to impress The Bescot Stadium outfit.
One player that is set to return at Cambridge is midfielder Luke Guttridge, who has recovered from a serious viral infection.
The 22-year-old has been laid low with the virus since the end of August, having spent the last two weeks at the National Rehabilitation Centre in Lilleshall.
Meanwhile, U's boss Herve Renard has revealed his disappointment at the club's decision to sack assistant manager Dale Brooks.
Brooks was relieved of his duties after a poor run of results that culminated in an FA Cup first round exit at Conference club Halifax Town on Saturday.
Renard was upset with the Cambridge board's decision to dismiss the club's former youth coach.
"It's an injustice," Renard told the club's official website. "I lost a friend and a very good assistant."
Brooks, however, has no axe to grind since his sacking from Cambridge and stated he is looking forward to moving to pastures new.
"All I want now is for Cambridge United to do well," Brooks said.
"I've had some fantastic times at Cambridge United, there's some brilliant people working behind the scenes and I enjoyed the staff I've been lucky enough to work with.
"Now it's a case of moving on. I'm currently in negotiations to sort a settlement out with the club and I think that's important because then we can both move on.
"I must say though that I'm not bitter, I'm not twisted.
"It's a fantastic club and all I want now is for Cambridge United to climb the League and to get itself sorted on and off the field, so the fans can have something to cheer about because they have stood by the club through tough times."