'It's been a difficult few weeks for us' – Colchester United's Drey Wright
PUBLISHED: 06:09 19 March 2018
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Drey Wright, who was Colchester United’s best player during Saturday’s demoralising 1-0 home defeat to Yeovil, admitted that he expected to take all three points from this fixture.
Wright was confident that the U’s would power to their first win in five games, but it never worked out that way.
“It’s a massive disappointment for us,” confessed Wright.
“We had lost two games on the bounce (against Crewe and Barnet), and then got a draw (at Mansfield) which was a solid performance. But now we’ve lost again, so we’ve only taken one point out of 12.
“We need a quick turnaround, if we are to get where we want to be this season.
“Having taken the point against a team up the league (1-1 draw at Mansfield), we expected to get all three points today. The performance was OK – it wasn’t as bad as it has been at home recently – but we didn’t pick up any points, which is the worst of it.
“Personally, I don’t feel any more pressure, playing at home, especially as not long ago we played against Coventry (2-1 win on February 13), which was probably one of our best performances of the season at home.
“It’s just been a difficult few weeks for us.”
The versatile Wright, who operated at left wing-back, agreed that Sammie Szmodics’ early missed penalty was a big moment in the game.
He also revealed that there was ‘mix-up,’ with regards who was going to take the spot kick.
“There was a bit of a mix-up,” confirmed Wright.
“Kurtis (Guthrie) was taking the penalties before his injury, but he has been out for a long time and Szmods (Szmodics) has come in and taken the penalties, and scored penalties, so Sammie was taking it.
“At the time, these things happen, people miss penalties, and you just get on with it. We had a lot of the ball after that.
“Looking back at the end of the game, obviously the penalty miss was massive, but during the game it’s nothing really.
“This result is gutting, for all the boys in the changing room, and the staff as well.
“It was game in which we thought we’d take three points, but we haven’t.
“I thought we started the game well, and we pretty much dominated the game throughout, but we conceded a poor goal and we didn’t do enough to test their keeper.”