‘I’m not fully fit, but I’m going to fight until the end’ – Colchester United winger Sanchez Watt, the ex-Arsenal man

Sanchez Watt

Sanchez Watt - Credit: Sarah Lucy brown

Colchester United star Sanchez Watt is feeling the pain, but he is not ready to put his feet up just yet.

Flying winger Watt has struggled with injuries during a stop-start season, and is still dogged by a quad problem that is affecting his current performances.

However, Watt is desperate to help the U’s pull away from the relegation zone during the last three weeks of the campaign.

Last Saturday’s vital 3-2 win at basement dwellers Stevenage has lifted Joe Dunne’s men three points clear of the drop zone. They also have a superior goal difference to all the clubs below them in the table.

Watt played the full 90 minutes at Broadhall Way, but the ex-Arsenal winger continues to be hampered by niggles. Even so, he is determined to play a key role in each of the U’s last four games of the season.


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“I’m not fully fit, but I’m going to fight until the end,” insisted Watt.

“I’m going to give it my all, you know how it is.

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“It’s my quad that is still the problem, but I’m fighting through it by taking the tablets and icing it, as well as getting my rest in.

“I just need to run around and give my best in each game, and just play for the team. We are all playing for each other.

“Of course we are not out of the woods yet.

“There are four more games, all massive ones, especially against Oldham on Friday and then Crewe away (on Easter Monday).

“Two wins would see us safe, but we are even trying to win every game. Why can’t we go for it all?

“We can’t pick and choose what games we are going to win, so we are going to have to play every game like a cup final.”

A first win in six games, thanks to a brace from Freddie Sears and one from Jabo Ibehre in the 3-2 success at Stevenage, should do wonders for the U’s confidence, a fact not lost on Watt.

“Saturday’s win is a big confidence booster. It gets smiles back on faces, and it’s good to get that feeling back again,” confirmed Watt.

“Freddie (Sears) is on fire for us at the moment. They were great goals, especially the one before half-time, because that boosted the team.

“When confidence is low, I don’t think we play our best. When it is high, we are unstoppable I think.

“Stevenage was a must-win game for us, going into the closing stages of the season.

“Freddie’s goal just before half-time gave us the kick-start. It’s still harder away from home, and we knew that they were going to come at us, but the gaffer (Dunne) just told us – ‘this is our time, let’s play.’

“We had the license to play, and it’s up to us. Do we want to put the fight in? Of course we do.”

The U’s entertain Oldham on Good Friday (3pm). The Latics are one point and one place above the U’s.

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