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Match Preview | Luke Hannant

Midfielder wants strong finish

1 April 2022

Colchester United midfielder Luke Hannant wants to play his part in the remaining games of the season.

Despite two bouts of COVID-19, and a recent illness, the twenty eight year old has made thirty seven appearances so far this season and wants to give his all in the remaining seven matches.

Speaking to the local press on Thursday afternoon, he said: "It's been a real stop-start season for me, picking up COVD-19 a couple of times and illness, but I'm back fully fit now."

"Giving my all in all the games for the rest of the season is what I want to do now."

Having scored seven goals in a promotion winning season for Cambridge United last season, Luke was hoping for a similar return for the U's this time round, but feels that a goal is coming if he keeps getting chances.

"I know that I haven't scored yet this season, and don't want to put pressure on myself but coming from last season when I contributed quite a bit with goals, it's something that I wanted to do again this season.

"I've had a few setbacks this season which have halted my progression. Now I'm playing in a more forward role for the new Gaffer, I can get forward more, with more goalscoring opportunities and hopefully, something will come soon.

"If I keep getting into those positions, one's got to drop for me."

Hannant was unlucky in the U's 1-0 win against Tranmere last weekend, his first half lob going narrowly wide after beating visiting keeper Joe Murphy.

Any frustration about it dropping just the wrong side of the post was tempered by Junior Tchamadeu's late winner, and Hannant was pleased that a late goal had come for the U's.

"To get the win in that fashion, and for Junior to get his first ever goal, was a massive uplift for us and we can definitely take that confidence and positive play into what will be an exciting couple of matches."

"The Gaffer mentioned that it wasn't one of our best performances but you get games like that in League Two.

"We've been on the receiving end of a few results that haven't gone our way when we've dominated and we haven't got the result we've deserved, so it was great to have one go for us like it did." 


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