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Turn Possession Into Goals

Wright's disappointment at Yeovil defeat

19 March 2018

Colchester United winger Drey Wright has said that everyone is working hard to turn the clubs fortunes around following the 1-0 loss at home to Yeovil on Saturday afternoon.

The 22-year-old was open and honest about the team’s performance, saying that they need to turn possession into goals and start winning games quickly if they are to make the playoffs.

“We’re all disappointed with that result, it’s gutting really, for all the boys in the changing room, for the staff and for the fans,” Wright told iFollow Col U.

“We started the game really well, we pretty much dominated the game throughout, but we conceded a poor goal and didn’t test their keeper enough to get the three points.”

The U’s got off to a good start and were awarded a penalty within the first ten minutes, but keeper Stuart Nelson saved Sammie Szmodics’ spot-kick down low to his left.

“These things happen in football, people miss penalties and as a team, we just get on with it," he continued. 

“We still created good chances and had a lot of the ball even after the miss, so we’re not singling that out as the moment the game was lost.

“Sammie has taken penalties for us this year and he’s scored them too, so I’m sure he’ll score the next one.”

The U’s had 55% of the possession and had 15 shots over the 90 minutes, but just couldn’t find that much-needed goal.

“We dominated the game and had a lot of the ball, we got into their final third a lot of times but just couldn’t find that end product that we were looking for.

“All of us out there were trying to create opportunities and were trying to find the goal that was going to get us back into the game, but it just wasn’t there today. 

“To be fair to them [Yeovil] they made it hard to break them down. We had a lot of corners and there was one chance near the end when they charged down three efforts on goal, but yes, we’re really disappointed we couldn’t score today.”

The U’s are now nine points off the playoff places with nine games left to play, and Wright has indicated that U’s still retain hope of finishing in the top seven.

He said: “We lost two games on the bounce, got a draw away at Mansfield which was a solid performance and now we’ve lost again, so we know we’ve made it hard for ourselves.

“We’re not where we want to be and we need a big turnaround quickly if we’re to get there. We’ve been hindered in the last month or so but we’re already looking to correct that away at Morecambe.”

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