Drey Wright sets a target of maximum points from Colchester United’s last four home games

Brennan Dickenson is disappointed at the final whistle following the 3-1 defeat at Notts County on A

Brennan Dickenson is disappointed at the final whistle following the 3-1 defeat at Notts County on April 1. At the time, the U's play-off hopes looked remote, while Dickenson has since suffered a long-term knee injury. Picture: PAGEPIIX

Colchester United’s terrific home form has kept them in the League Two play-off mix this season, and Drey Wright is targeting maximum points from the U’s last four home fixtures to keep alive those top-seven hopes.

John McGreal’s men stumbled to a 3-1 defeat at Notts County on Saturday, as their woeful away record continued – no wins on the road in 2017, spanning eight matches – but the U’s can now look forward to back-to-back home games.

The U’s really need to win both of these games, against fourth-placed Stevenage this Saturday and then leaders Doncaster Rovers on Good Friday, to set up an intriguing last three weeks of the campaign.

Second-placed Plymouth and lowly Yeovil (19th) are also due at the Weston Homes Community Stadium before the end of term.

“We were all really disappointed with the way the game (at Notts County) ended up, with us losing after such a good performance the previous week, ” continued Wright, with reference to the previous weekend’s 2-1 home win over Luton.

“We are aware of the difference between our home form and away form, and we are trying different things to try and pick up different results. But again it didn’t happen at Notts County.

“But as long as we keep our good home form going – we’ve got four home games left – we have a chance because we’ll be looking to take maximum points from those games. We are confident in our home form, and we are looking to change our away form, definitely.

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“Notts County are a good team, and they had some big players up front, which I think was the difference. (Shola) Ameobi scored two good quality goals. They could have been avoidable, but they have happened.”

The U’s have won nine of their last 11 home games and, in fact, only leaders Doncaster can boast a better home record this season.

“Our next three home games are against teams in-and-around us, which helps, because we can peg them back,” explained Wright.

“We did it against Luton, and we tend to raise our game when we play teams in-and-around us, when the points seems that more vital. We hope to do the same against Stevenage.

“We set high standards against Luton, and it was disappointing not to match that last weekend.”

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