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Skipper wants his side to keep pushing in remaining games

16 April 2018

Colchester United skipper Luke Prosser has said that the team need to dust themselves off from Saturday's 3-1 loss to Notts County and focus on the remaining games of the season.

The defender felt that the U’s played some really enjoyable and fluid football and should have put the game to rest before the second half.

“We played some really good football but unfortunately we just couldn’t get the second or even third goal to kill the game off,” Prosser told iFollow Col U.

“We got punished for not taking our chances at the other end and it’s an extremely frustrating result for us.”

Drey Wright gave Colchester United the perfect start, scoring within the opening ten minutes, but a strong second half performance from the Magpies saw them score three goals and claim all the points.

“We start well at home and we wanted to take the game to them from the off and that’s exactly what we did. Drey and Ben [Stevenson] worked a fantastic move and we were on top for 55 minutes.

“Listen though, we know the situation we’re in, we’ve got to dust ourselves down and go again. It’s still mathematically possible for us to finish in the playoffs so we’re still going to fight for that spot.”

Tom Eastman was involved at both ends of the pitch on Saturday, hitting the post with a header and appearing to be fouled just moments after as the visitors scored their equaliser.

“Tom was unlucky with his effort which hit the post, and they’re the chances you’ve got to finish if you’re going to be in contention come the end of the season," he added.

“We thought there was a foul on Tom for the equaliser, but you don’t always get them and regardless you’ve still got to defend it as a team and we didn’t on that occasion.”

Despite the scoreline, the U’s created plenty of good chances and Luke is already looking to bounce back with three points next time out.

“On another day we could have been three-nil up before they even had a chance at our goal. It was sloppy defending from us today but we’re not going to dwell on it, we’re already focusing on the next game.”

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