Frustrated Kay has not let anyone down

KAYODE Odejayi’s own season has mirrored that of Colchester United – solid and dependable, but not quite up to top six standards.

Odejayi, whose contract expires this summer, has led the front-line with power and strength for most of this term.

But the 30-year-old’s lack of goals – he has not scored for more than five months, and has only bagged five all season – has been a cause of frustration.

Similarly, the U’s habit of drawing too many games, rather than killing off the opposition, has dashed their own play-off hopes.

“We can’t help but be frustrated with this season, because we have definitely had the potential and the quality in the squad to be higher than our current position,” admitted Odejayi, who will hope to spearhead the U’s attack at home to Hartlepool United this afternoon (kick-off 3pm).


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“But there are still (six) games to be played, and we are still hoping to improve on last year’s 10th place.

“If we can do that, then it is obviously a step forward.”

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The U’s have only taken one point from their last two games, at lowly Walsall (3-1 defeat) and Exeter City (1-1 draw).

Odejayi continued: “We have got ourselves ahead in these games, and had decent chances to put them to bed.

“There have been a few points dropped, here and there, especially in recent weeks, and they make you think – ‘what if?’

“But there’s no point in dwelling on it,” added Odejayi.

The ex-Cheltenham and Barnsley target man has not scored in his last 23 appearances, stretching back to the 4-2 win over Notts County on October 29.

But despite this barren run, Odejayi does not believe he has let anyone down.

“I’ve played my part this season, with quite a few starts, and I don’t think I have let anyone down with my performances. I think they have been of a pretty good standard,” insisted Odejayi.

“I just wanted a few more goals, here and there, that would have added to it nicely. Hopefully I can notch a few and get that tally up before the end of the season.”

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