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Pell Pushing For Promotion

Harry wants to finish the job

28 May 2020

Colchester United midfielder Harry Pell is looking forward to the Play-Offs.

If the decision to end the season and play the League Two Play-Offs is voted through by the EFL clubs, the U's will take on Exeter City in the Semi-Final.

The winners will then take on the victors of the other semi, Cheltenham or Northampton, for a place in League One next season, and Harry Pell wants to go all the way.

The U's midfielder is eager to start training again for the potential three game finale to the 2019/20 campaign, telling the Colchester Gazette: "I’m so hungry to get back and to get playing again - I’m chomping at the bit to get back."

"Every one of the boys that I’ve spoken to can’t wait to finish what we’ve started. I know it’s been difficult for everyone during this period but it has been hard.

"As footballers, we’re in a routine – we used to knowing where to be, what to do and at what time and all of that has stopped.

"You keep yourself fit but that doesn’t replicate having that competitive edge that you would normally have, with training.

"It’ll be hard not to go and give the lads a cuddle – I think I’ll have to blow them a kiss instead! I respect players’ decisions but for me, there is no other choice other than to go back in.

"We’ve worked our backsides off this year and we owe it to ourselves to get back and to finish off what we’ve started. We have to finish it, just for the clarity."

The U's sit in sixth place in the League Two table, a position they put themselves in with the 3-0 win at Carlisle United in their last match.

It puts them in with the chance of promotion, and that's something that Harry and his teammates are determined to get done.

"I’ve been told that it'll be intense when we go back but it has to be that way because we’ll be preparing to play in very important games, probably the most important of our careers.

"That’s how much the Play-Offs are worth – every player and member of staff will be looking at it like that. This will be one of the biggest moments in my football career.

"I want to win things and everyone wants to get promoted."

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