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Frank Wants To Finish The Job

Nouble relishing the Play-Off challenge

18 June 2020

Frank Nouble wants to play his part for the U's in the Play-Offs.

The Colchester United forward received the news during lockdown that his current contract, which expires on June 30th, isn't to be renewed.

That didn't prevent him wanting to finish the job he and his teammates started back in August last year - helping the U's into League One.

Ahead of the Semi-Final First Leg against Exeter, he explained that whilst the news wasn't nice to receive, there was only one answer when he was given the choice whether to be involved or not.

He told the Colchester Gazette: "I was devastated when I got the news and as soon as I heard there was a chance of playing, for me it was a win-win situation."

"It’s a win for me to be playing in the play-offs for Colchester and as much as I want to still be here, it’s also a chance for me to be in the transfer window and showcase my talents.

"If I stayed beyond this season, I’d be delighted. The manager has been brilliant with me since I arrived here and I think I’ve paid him back with a lot of my performances."

The U's have drawn both matches against the Grecians this season, but Frank wants to give their defence something different to worry about and insists that he is ready for the big game.

"I didn’t play in the game there so I’m hoping to give them something different to think about.

"It’s up there as one of the biggest games of my career but you can only judge these games by the success you have and how well you do."

"I’ve playing in big games where there’s pressure before."

He is expecting a tough game against the Devon side, and that home advantage can count despite the fact that there will be no U's fans in the JobServe Community Stadium.

"It’s still an advantage for us to be at home because we’re strong there and whatever the situation is, we’ll deal with it.

"Exeter are a good team and I believe we’re the best two teams in the play-offs. It’ll be a tough game but it’s about us and we’re looking forward to it.

"We’re feeling very good – we’re all very excited and looking to kick on now. We’re all looking forward to playing in a competitive atmosphere again.

"It’s been a long time without playing, with it being three months out. It’s a massive game and we can’t wait to go out and play our game."

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