“A lot has changed since the gaffer came in – Colchester United attacker Gavin Massey

Gavin Massey

Gavin Massey - Credit: Archant

Gavin Massey served up one of this best displays in a Colchester shirt, capped by a 52nd minute equaliser to extend the U’s unbeaten league run to four games at Swindon in last Saturday’s 2-2 draw.

The U’s have only lost twice in 10 league matches under new boss, Tony Humes, since he took charge following the departure of Joe Dunne at the start of September.

“A lot has changed since the gaffer (Humes) came in. He has made us hard to beat, even when we go 1-0 down,” enthused Massey.

“It was a frustrating game in the first half because we couldn’t get to play our football. Swindon were probably frustrated as well, because we kept our shape.

“But in the second half we knew that we had to nick a couple of yards, when they played square balls, and that’s what happened. We pressed as a team.”


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On his own performance, attacker Massey continued: “I’m happy with my performance. I thought I was pretty influential, to get a goal and an assist. We showed resilience to get it back.

“I was thinking – ‘when is my next goal going to happen?’ – so I’m happy to get that one away. I just want to keep it going. I have a personal tally in my head.

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“We probably should have won. We had chances with Rhys (Healey) and Freddie (Sears) up there. They are going to cause trouble for most teams in the league.

“Rhys should probably have squared it to Searsy (late break-a-way) to get the winner, but we’ve still scored two goals against a good Swindon side away from home, which shows how far we have come.

“We are flying at the moment. I think the boys are class. We’re going into every game thinking we’re not going to lose. We think we a going to get something out of every game.

“Port Vale at home is next, and we are going for the win. We haven’t been on such a good run for a long time,” concluded Massey.

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