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Kevin's Praise For Fans

29 December 2015

A united effort can pull team clear of trouble, says boss.

And Kevin is also pleased with what he has seen from the club's supporters so far.

Two positive displays on the pitch have been left unrewarded over the festive period, with the U's having put in improved performances under their new manager.

Colchester United boss Kevin Keen believes the fans' support will play a big part in pulling the team clear of trouble in the second half of the season.

Speaking after the weekend game against Southend, he said: "I know the supporters are probably going to go to work and have the mickey taken out of them, but the players gave their all.

"They didn't get the result but please stick with the players, we need you for the rest of the season.

"It was a fantastic atmosphere and it was great to play in front of a full stadium; I think the players responded to that.

"I’m so disappointed for the players and the supporters, who I thought were magnificent."

354 U's fans braved the elements to make the trip down to Priestfield on Monday, where the team can consider themselves unfortunate not to have got a result against one of the high-flying sides in the division.

Kevin added: "
termination for the club and have got two results that we perhaps haven't deserved. I hope that the Colchester fans – who were fantastic – have seen an improvement in the past two games and have seen a team playing with a lot of effort, skill and de
"It is difficult for me to find fault  "For 95 minutes, the team defended as a team, attacked as a team and represented Colchester United in a really good way.

with the boys.

saves." "I thought we were very good today, but unfortunately we are on a bad run and it's not quite going for us, and it makes it worse at the end when their goalkeeper makes a couple of worldy

The U's defensive issues have been well documented so far this season, but the two performances under Kevin over Christmas have shown an improved resilience - with both Gillingham and Southend restricted in their sights of goal.
"The de "I thought we were excellent today and it was hard to see who was at the top of the league and who was at the bottom, so I am a bit deflated for the boys. But if we keep playing like that, we will be fine.

ensive display came down to hard work, application, and boys working hard for each other," Kevin reflected. f

"We have to keep going, and I have 100% confidence in the players that we can do a job.


If we continue to perform as we have done, we will get our just rewards and that will take us to where we want to be in the table."

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