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Player Watch: Sean Clohessy

24 July 2014

We take a look at the full back's display against Ipswich.

Dan Racheter takes a look at the performances of new boys Sean Clohessy and Dan Holman, who both made their home debuts.

The home side more than matched their opponents in the first half but a quick fire double from Frank Nouble proved to be the difference as Town took the spoils.

The U's fell to a 3-0 defeat against Ipswich Town on Wednesday night in their first league test of pre-season to date.
Sean Clohessy
Sean started at right back against Ipswich and enjoyed a good first half.  

The number 20 provided width for Colchester in the first half as he stretched the defence to cause Ipswich problems and almost set up the comeback for Colchester in the second half, after his cross found its way to Darren Ambrose who saw his effort tipped over the bar by Town keeper Bartosz Bialkowski. 

Clohessy's moment of magic came in the first half as Tom Eastman hit a cross field ball to Vose who chested it down brilliantly and flicked the ball onto Clohessy who in turn brought it down superbly, continued his run and whipped a great low ball into the box – much to the delight of the home fans.

Clohessy was strong throughout and his positional play was tight and he knew when to go forward for his team and always made himself an option down the right-hand side.

His physical presence and athleticism are his key abilities and his experience and maturity will bring solidity to the right back berth.
Dan Holman
New signing from Braintree, Dan Holman went into the game in good form as he looked to continue his hot scoring streak alongside Freddie Sears and he caused the Ipswich defence problems early on with his direct running and pace. 

Holman almost put the U’s one up in the first half but his blistering shot went just wide of the target.

He and Freddie Sears linked up extremely well in the first half. It seems Freddie has settled in well with a new strike partner who boasts the same qualities as himself, and they will cause plenty of problems with their direct running and runs in behind defenders.

Holman is not the tallest of players but what he lacks in height he certainly makes up for in ability and physical presence. 

It appears in just a few games that Holman has settled in extremely well and if he continues his form it will surely be difficult for the manager to overlook him for selection in the upcoming season.

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