“Denny works incredibly hard” – insists Colchester United’s leading scorer Kurtis Guthrie

Denny Johnstone celebrates scoring for the U's against Crawley. Picture: RICHARD BLAXALL

Denny Johnstone celebrates scoring for the U's against Crawley. Picture: RICHARD BLAXALL - Credit: Richard Blaxall/Focus Images Ltd

Kurtis Guthrie and Denny Johnstone have had a contrasting few months, in terms of goal-scoring.

While Johnstone had not scored in 28 appearances, before Tuesday night’s 3-2 home defeat at the hands of Crawley, Guthrie had plundered nine goals in his last 13 games to boost his season’s tally to 11.

But the boot was on the other foot against Crawley, with ex-Birmingham City striker Johnstone breaking the deadlock with his long-awaited second goal of the campaign, while Guthrie drew a blank.

Guthrie was delighted that his strike-force partner finally ended his barren spell, spanning six months.

The duo will both hope to be on target at Accrington Stanley this weekend.


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“Hopefully, that will be the first of a run of goals for Denny,” enthused Guthrie following today’s training session at Florence Park, Tiptree.

Guthrie added: “Denny works incredibly hard.

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“He has been unlucky here and there, but I’m really pleased for him to get that goal.”

See tomorrow’s ‘East Anglian Daily Times’ newspaper for a big interview with Kurtis Guthrie

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