John hopes U’s will be all White

John White

John White

COLCHESTER United have just five games left to stay clear of the relegation zone and John White reckons that the U’s will need to take points from every game.

Defender White played his part in a gritty 1-1 draw at Oldham Athletic on Easter Monday, a result that kept them three points ahead of the bottom four.

Joe Dunne’s men have that three-point advantage over both Scunthorpe and Oldham, but they cannot afford to relax, because relegation is still very much a possibility.

“We need to pick up points in every game we go into now,” warned White.

“We have five games left, so the games are running out.

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“We need to get something from every single game, and not get beaten.

“We just need to try to do better than the teams around us.

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“Monday’s draw is a good confidence-booster going into the weekend.”

The U’s entertain Leyton Orient on Saturday.

Looking beyond this weekend, the U’s have two more home games and an away trip to Notts County, before their final fixture of the season at Carlisle United

Left-back White wants the U’s to be safe, before that long journey to Cumbria.

“I hope it doesn’t go down to the wire,” continued White.

“Hopefully, fingers crossed, we can get it sewn up before the final game.

“We have some very winnable games coming up, to get out of the reach of others.

“I think generally we are playing well.

“I think we are a solid unit, which showed at Oldham when we dug in and made sure that we didn’t concede a second goal.

“It was a good result, and yet at the same time it wasn’t a good result, if you see what I mean.

“Obviously with the way it had happened, we were slightly disappointed with being 1-0 up and having something to hold onto.

“But it was another point on the tally, and they all go towards the end product.

“With Oldham being below us, it was massive that we didn’t get beaten.

“The majority of the game was a bit of a battle.

“The first half it was particularly windy, and they needed the goal in the second half so they came at us hard.

“It was just disappointing we couldn’t hold on, but we will be looking to attack more this weekend, being at home.”

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