Grimsby Town v Colchester United, match preview: Defender Ryan Inniss is staying 'upbeat'
PUBLISHED: 12:07 25 September 2017 | UPDATED: 12:07 25 September 2017
© Copyright Stephen Waller
An upbeat Ryan Inniss is adamant that "the penny will soon drop," in terms of Colchester United tightening up the back and also ending their miserable away record.
Some slack U’s defending enabled Wycombe to poach two goals, off rebounds, during last Saturday’s 2-1 home defeat, which was their first home league reverse of the season, and only their third of 2017.
But that loss, which has seen the U’s slide to 20th in the League Two table, has put the onus on them to finally get some reward on the road after four straight away losses at Accrington, Luton, Cambridge and Cheltenham.
Tomorrow evening, John McGreal’s men take on hosts Grimsby Town at Blundell Park, before facing a long trip to Yeovil this weekend.
Centre-half Inniss has helped to toughen up the U’s back-line, since his loan switch from Crystal Palace, but he knows that more has to be done to turn the tide.
“I think we created a lot of chances against Wycombe, though obviously we can tighten up on set pieces,” explained Inniss.
“We are upbeat, and we are looking forwards, not backwards.
“We are a young team. We know that the penny is going to drop soon, with tightening up a bit.
“We’ve got two fixtures this week, and so this is the best week to bounce back. It’s still early on in the season and we have a good set of lads who are going to keep fighting and keep playing like we did against Wycombe.
“Of course we want to win. We are a young, enthusiastic side who will go on a good run, when the penny drops.
“I think we are also due some lady luck. I had one cleared off the line (on Saturday) and Brandon Hanlan looked very sharp.
“We need to track runners in our box. We just have to shovel the ball out of play, and be more ruthless, and less pretty.
“We will be trying to put it right straight away on Tuesday,” added Inniss.
GRIMSBY: McKeown, Davies, Clarke, Collins, Dixon, Dembelle, Summerfield, Berrett, Woolford, Matt, Jones, Rose, Jaiyesimi, Hooper, Osborne, Cardwell, Vernon, Kelly & Killip.
COLCHESTER: Walker, Eastman, Inniss, Kent, Jackson, Lapslie, Loft, Vincent-Young, Szmodics, Wright, Hanlan, Mandron, Murray, Comley, James, Kabamba, Reid, Odelusi & Gilmartin.
Referee: Darren Drysdale (Lincs)