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Micky Mellon post Colchester United

27 February 2016

Gaffer's thoughts after the draw at Colchester

Micky Mellon was content with a point after a gruelling trip down to play a Colchester who are battling for every point:
“We were happy to take a point and a clean sheet today against a team who are battling around us. I thought it was one of those games where both teams were nervy and not wanting to lose. Its the time of season where we need as many points as we can get so it is a valuable away point. We would have liked more obviously but I am satisfied today with how we did.”

The 43-year-old was impressed by his defence who kept Colchester at bay:
“I thought they worked hard and I can’t remember our keeper making a save at all. They battled well and shut Colchester out. I don’t think there were many chances in the game which is a little frustrating but that is what you expect in a nervy game. We changed the tactics mid game to try and get a better foothold and I think it worked for us despite not getting a goal.”

Two first team players unfortunately picked up injuries prior to the game and the former Fleetwood man is hoping they will be fit for Tuesday:
“Jermaine Grandison has an ongoing hip complaint so he had to sit out today. We are working on it so hopefully he can shake it off. Richie Wellens turned his ankle in training yesterday so we will see how he is on Monday and hopefully he will heal quickly.”

Mellon is already looking forward to the next game on Tuesday and believes his side can pick up three valuable points:
“The home form is baffling but we will approach Rochdale in the right way. We know we have to get it right and we are determined to get the win and I am confident we can do that.”

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