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Micky Mellon On Colchester United Clash

25 February 2016

Manager Expects Tough Game At U's


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“No we’re ok, just the ones that were injured from before the game. Jermaine has a niggle but one that he sort of nurses anyway. He trained today so we’ll see how he is tomorrow.”

Micky also provided an injury update ahead of the game on Saturday, with no fresh injury concerns coming off the back of Monday night’s game.

“We’ll be working on that, working on making sure we use the squad the best way possible in order to try and keep picking up points.”

“The weather’s getting better, the spring nights are coming, it’s always good to be playing football.

“We’ve missed a few games so they’ve moved to Tuesdays now, so it’s Saturday – Tuesday, which for me as a player I preferred to play at this time of the season and train, so it shouldn’t be a problem to us.

“We now have a build-up of the games that we’ve lost in the back log if you like.

Town now enter a period in the season where the fixtures are coming thick and fast, and Micky says that regularly playing two games a week will help to keep his players focused.

“It was certainly a good turnaround for us and a valuable three points.”

Speaking of when the two sides met earlier in the season, which ended 4-2 at Greenhous Meadow after a Town comeback, Micky said: “we got ourselves back into it, all credit to the boys to turn that around in the way that they did. They got a lot of credit for that.

“They’re all tough games in this league. We’re both fighting hard so it should make for a good game.”

“In the last couple of league games we have showed what we’re capable of, so we need to keep picking up points so we know it’s going to be a tough game.

“It will be another tough challenge for us, we’ll travel in the morning and do everything right. It’s back to the bread and butter now, and another massive game.

When asked if his players will have to work as hard as they did against Man United, he said: “It will be a different type of game, but yes absolutely.

Micky says despite Town’s last game coming against Premier League opposition, overcoming Kevin Keen’s side will prove difficult.

Town travel to the Weston Holmes Community Stadium as they return to Sky Bet League One action on Saturday (3pm kick off), with both teams lying in the bottom half of the table.

Manager Micky Mellon insists that this weekend’s encounter with Colchester United will prove to be a tough game despite it coming off the back of Town’s defeat to Manchester United.


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