The U’s will face up against Scunthorpe at the JobServe Community Stadium on Saturday afternoon, looking to consolidate their position in the play-offs.
Off the back of a fine 3-0 win, United will be looking to make it back-to-back wins after propelling themselves back into the play-offs with three points last weekend.
Frank Nouble was recalled to the side, starting his first game since the U’s defeat to Port Vale in mid-February and proved to be a handful for the Carlisle side when partnered up front with Luke Norris.
“It was good to come back into the team after three games on the bench, and play well and win the game – long may that continue.
“We’ve changed formation a couple of times in the last two or three games. We played two up front on Saturday and it worked well, so hopefully we can repeat that form on Saturday against Scunthorpe.”
The U’s sit sixth in the league following an inconsistent period in the league, having won three and lost three of the last six. Despite this run of winning and losing games, Colchester United have managed to bounce themselves back into the play-off places following a week out after the defeat to Cheltenham.
United forward Nouble wants to take it game by game and not let any focus slip away from the task in hand that is the next home game.
“It’s in our hands, and Scunthorpe is the only game we can really focus on now, and try to beat them.
“We drew with them last time at their place, they’re an okay side. We need to focus on ourselves, just try to win the game. It’s down to us now so we will do what we can do.
“We have got something to play for, and I think in life you want to be fighting for something, so it’s good pressure.”
Colchester United will be looking to consolidate their current sixth place with a result against Saturday’s visitors, who will probably be looking forward to the start of next season, with little to play for in the remainder of this campaign.
The U’s on the other hand still have nine crucial games to play before the end of April, with twenty-seven points still up for grabs.
“We just have to win our games, anything can happen in football. As long as we beat Scunthorpe, then we know we are edging closer to our goals.”
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