Massey’s message – ‘it’s not over’

Gavin Massey

Gavin Massey

COLCHESTER United’s in-form attacker, Gavin Massey, has helped to propel the U’s towards League One safety, but he recognises that the job is still only half-done.

Massey headed home his fifth goal of the season, and his fourth since the beginning of February, to set up a 2-1 win over Leyton Orient last Saturday, and so build up a six-point margin between the U’s and the bottom four.

However, United cannot rest on their laurels – they are away at mid-table Notts County tomorrow.

“It’s not over yet,” warned Massey.

“We have four games left, and we just have to keep going. The gaffer knows it, and the boys know it – it’s not over.

“We are certainly not relaxed. We’ve been on a great run of form lately, but we still need more points.”

Last Saturday’s bullet header was particularly satisfying for Massey, because the 20-year-old ex-Watford winger had been haunted by a glaring miss at Leyton Orient last season.

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He missed an open goal during the U’s 1-0 win at Brisbane Road, hitting the post after rounding O’s keeper Lee Butcher.

But Massey made no mistake last weekend.

“It’s about time I’m scoring these goals,” insisted Massey.

“I owe these ones (Leyton Orient) a lot, because when I was on loan last season I missed an absolute sitter.

“I don’t usually score with headers, so I’m happy with it.”

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