‘I should be scoring more goals’ – Colchester United’s Kane Vincent-Young

Kane Vincent-Young looks for a way past Tom James during the U's 1-0 home defeat to Yeovil last week

Kane Vincent-Young looks for a way past Tom James during the U's 1-0 home defeat to Yeovil last weekend. Picture: STEVE WALLER - Credit: Picture: Steve Waller

Kane Vincent-Young operates as a wing-back or full-back, but that doesn’t stop him wanting to start scoring more goals.

The versatile Vincent-Young, who has played the majority of his 33 games this season on the left side, as opposed to his more natural right, smashed home a wonder goal in the 5-1 home win over Forest Green Rovers last August.

The quality of that goal suggested that the 22-year-old had more ammunition up his sleeve, but he’s drawn a blank since then, despite continuing to impress in his defensive duties.

Colchester United have struggled for goals this season, especially in recent matches with just one goal bagged in the last five outings, and Vincent-Young would love to help out in that department, starting at Stevenage tomorrow.

“I want to score more goals, and I should be scoring more goals,” admitted Vincent-Young.


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“I should think more about that and work on that, to make a bigger contribution to the team with a few more goals.

“It’s up to other players to contribute goals, not just Szmods (leading scorer Sammie Szmodics) or the strikers.

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“We defend as a team from the front, and we need to get goals from other positions as well.”

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Vincent-Young has rattled up 72 first-team appearances, since his release from the Tottenham Academy in 2014, and he believes that his game is developing well, even though the U’s as a team have floundered a little in recent weeks.

“That win has been tough to get, but I don’t necessarily think performances for our part have been too bad,” continued Vincent-Young.

“So we are optimistic going into the weekend that if we can put in a strong performance, then we will get the three points.

“We have been solid defensively, though set pieces have killed us of late. It’s a matter of taking our chances, and I’m sure that a win is just around the corner. If we get a couple of goals, then I am sure they will flood in.

“Personally, I feel that I have become a better player this season, and I’m happy with the progress that I’ve made.

“I can play either on the right or left, although I have become accustomed to playing on the left and I am actually enjoying it,” added Vincent-Young.

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