Colchester United’s Owen Garvan is a big fan of two up front
Colchester United’s key midfielder, Owen Garvan, believes that the U’s two-pronged attack of Kurtis Guthrie and Chris Porter are severely testing opposition defences.
Guthrie netted a hat-trick in the U’s 4-1 home win over Carlisle United on Saturday, after Porter had broken the deadlock.
Garvan explained: “Kurtis has found a position where he is comfortable in, up front. He’s scoring goals, so full credit to him.
“Ports (Chris Porter) has also come back in and been excellent.
“In fact, I think playing two up front in this league can give opposing teams real problems.
“It’s my job to put a few balls into the box, for the other lads to get on the end of, especially from set pieces.
“We didn’t get a goal from a set-piece against Carlisle, but hopefully we will at Newport on Saturday!” added Garvan,
- 1 Town centre road closed after becoming flooded in torrential rain
- 2 Lorry carrying mobile home stopped on A14 in Suffolk for being too wide
- 3 Live updates as Suffolk students pick up their A-Level results
- 4 Fears over impact of cottage plans on landmark Suffolk windmill
- 5 'There are qualities we want to add' - McKenna on Town transfer targets
- 6 'Nottingham Knockers' targeting homes in east Suffolk village
- 7 Victorian water tower set to become restaurant
- 8 Pub with 'gorgeous views' named one of UK's best waterside drinking spots
- 9 Ex-Town loanee Bonne looks set to depart QPR
- 10 Severe delays on A12 as carriageway floods during extreme rainfall
Garvan has provided four assists, and also scored a goal himself, since his comeback from injury.
The Dubliner’s eight appearances to date have coincided with a run of seven wins and a draw for the resurgent U’s, who are up to sixth in the League Two table.
They travel to basement dwellers Newport on Saturday. The Welsh club have lost their last eight league matches.
See today’s ‘East Anglian Daily Times’ newspaper for an in depth interview with U’s midfielder Owen Garvan