‘We will go in with all guns blazing,’ insists Colchester United’s Brandon Comley

Brandon Comley retains possession during the U's 1-1 home draw against Port Vale last weekend. Pictu

Brandon Comley retains possession during the U's 1-1 home draw against Port Vale last weekend. Picture: STEVE WALLER - Credit: Picture: Steve Waller

Brandon Comley insists that Colchester United will be going into today’s away test at Crawley Town with “all guns blazing.”

The U’s are just one point and one place off the play-off zone, and will be looking to break into that top seven with a victory over Harry Kewell’s Red Devils at Broadfield Stadium.

Although held to a 1-1 home draw by Port Vale last Saturday, John McGreal’s men remain on a successful run which has just featured just two league defeats in more than three months.

“We will go again at Crawley, and we will bounce back from Port Vale. We are not down about not winning it,” insisted midfielder Comley.

“We have been getting some good results recently, and there’s a good buzz around the camp. The boys are doing well.

“We will be going into the Crawley game with all guns blazing. We don’t go into any game half-hearted, every game is the same. We go at it 100%.

“I felt we were unlucky at Notts County (2-1 defeat a month ago), but we need to learn our lessons by taking our chances.

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“We could have killed the game in the first half (against Port Vale), and we got close to that second goal.”

Signed on loan from QPR on transfer deadline day at the end of August, 22-year-old Comley is loving his time at Colchester.

His loan deal expires in January, but there is every chance that his stay could be extended.

“We have a good squad and we have a lot of quality, so we can rotate if necessary during this busy period,” explained Comley.

“Personally, I’m just focusing on getting my head down here, at Colchester. I’m not sure what is going on at QPR.

“At the moment, I am a Colchester player, and I just want to do well for this club – whatever happens, happens.

“We want to get into the top three. We are so close to it now (three points away). We have just stumbled a little, by not managing to hold on against Port Vale, but we have looked good in our last 14 or 15 games.”

Comley is also relishing his role alongside captain Tom Lapslie in the U’s engine room.

“Tom is a good player, and he provided a great assist for Sammie’s (Szmodics) goal on Saturday. I’m getting a good partnership with Tom in midfield, and I’m really enjoying my spell here,” confirmed Comley.

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