Freddie Sears ready to learn names of team-mates

FREDDIE Sears had an up-and-down Colchester United debut, in terms of his own and the team’s performance.

The talented West Ham loanee was really buzzing in the first half, and Yeovil’s defenders found it difficult to keep tabs with him during Saturday’s 3-2 defeat at Huish Park.

Front-runner Sears, who only signed for the U’s on a month’s loan on Friday morning, relished playing in the hole behind lone front man Steven Gillespie.

The 22-year-old saw a lot of the ball in the first period, but was starved of possession as the Glovers took control after the break.

“We didn’t really come out at half-time, as well as we started the first half. That was disappointing,” admitted Sears.

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“Yeovil got the lift of a goal, and got the crowd behind them. We needed to be a bit more solid, but they then got a second goal and it was all downhill from there.

“We could have nicked it at the end, but we should never have been in that position. We should have been home and dry by then.”

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Sears has eight games to look forward to, over the coming month, due to the fixture congestion.

And his first priority now is to get to know the names of all his team-mates!

“Personally, I think I did all right. I got 85 minutes, which was good,” continued Sears.

“I only trained on Friday briefly, which is not ideal coming into a game, but I enjoyed playing with new team-mates.

“It’s been a bit hectic for me, the last 48 hours.

“I didn’t know anything was happening on Thursday night, but then obviously on Friday morning I got the call saying that you are going to Colchester, which I was pleased with because it is a chance to play some games.

“I got on the coach at Brentwood, which wasn’t ideal. It was a bit awkward at the start, but all the lads were very welcoming. And it’s a lot easier once you are out on the pitch.

“I’m still at the stage where I don’t know everyone’s names, but that will come with a week’s training. That will help.”

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