Colchester United captain Luke Prosser has given his thoughts to the press ahead of the U's long trip to Cumbria to play Carlisle United on Saturday afternoon.
The U’s captain has been involved in all but 180 minutes of league football for United this season, missing out on two games over the Christmas period due to an injury.
And his presence in the U’s back line has been noted, helping to keep the joint second tightest defence in the league, only bettered by last weekend’s opponents Cheltenham Town.
Not only has Luke been preventing the goals this season with solid performances including being in the EFL team of the week in December, he has also been adding to the scoring tally. In total the centre-back has scored three goals - equalling his best goal-scoring tally that he set back in 2013/14 with Essex neighbours Southend United.
There are ten games to go for the U's with thirty points still on offer. Currently eighth and just a point outside of the play-offs it is still much too early to think this season is done and dusted.
While speaking with Luke, he mentioned that the U's would need to be looking forwards rather than reflecting on what might have been from the last few games.
“We were all disappointed from last week. We want to win our home games, we want to win every game we play in, but we weren’t quite at it last week.”
“We move on, ten games left and a big game on Saturday – Carlisle away. A game we are looking to go and get the three points, and hopefully get back in the top seven.”
The U’s opponents for this weekend have been on a given themselves a boost with three wins from their last nine games which has all but ensured their stay in League Two for next season.
They will be looking to make it back-to-back wins following their victory at Cambridge last weekend, but the U’s will be doing their best to prevent this and get back to winning ways themselves.
“Our aim is to get three points on Saturday, and that will be our aim the week after, and the week after. We can’t keep dwelling on losses because the games are running out.”
“Momentum is key for the play-offs, and Saturday is massive for us to get three points.”
Tickets for the U’s long trip up to Carlisle United this weekend are available from the ticket office until 2pm tomorrow (Friday) afternoon. More information on tickets can be found HERE.