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We'll Keep Fighting

18 March 2016

Striker aiming for goals in U's survival bid.

Colchester United striker Elliot Lee says his U's team mates will fight till the end to try and secure a place in League One next season.
The West Ham loanee scored the first goal of his current spell with the U's last week against Wigan and is ready to take on another of the top sides in the division when Colchester travel to Walsall on Saturday.

"I think all the players are willing to fight till the end and nine points is still and achievable gap, although we know games are starting to run out," Elliot told the press on Thursday.

"In every game we've played, I think that we have competed with the opposing team and, in most games that I've been involved in, we have been the better side, but we haven't been able to shut it down at one end and or put it in at the other." 

That was the case in the U's game against high flying Wigan where the visitors pegged Kevin Keen's side back in the dying stages of the game at the Weston Homes Community Stadium. 

"I think that Wigan’s third goal really sums up how it's going for us at the moment," Elliot added.

"If you had offered us a 3-3 draw with Wigan before the game, we might have taken it but, with the way things were going I think we were all a bit down on ourselves not to have won. Looking back on it, though, it's a very positive result and can hopefully spur us on to better things." 

The young forward has been with the U’s since January and has been a regular in the match day squad since his arrival from The Hammers. 

He had previously been out on loan at Luton this season and, in his latest spell away from the Premier League club he admitted he's having a really positive time.

He said: "I'm really enjoying it here at the moment and, although we might not be getting the best of results, I really like the style and way we play and also working under the gaffer and with the lads."

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