No light at the end of the tunnel for Colchester United winger Sanchez Watt

Sanchez Watt

Sanchez Watt - Credit: Su Anderson

Sanchez Watt needs to “get more out of himself,” to break back into the Colchester United squad.

That is the opinion of U’s boss Tony Humes, going into the final 11 games of the season.

Ex-Arsenal winger Watt, such a talisman figure at the Community Stadium earlier this campaign, has rather lost his way in recent weeks.

The 24-year-old, who had bagged five goals by mid-November, has hardly figured at all since the turn of the year, and has not even made the 18-man squad in the last six matches.

“It’s up to Sanchez to get his head down and work hard to get back into the reckoning,” insisted Humes.


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“Sanchez is a good player, a good person and a good kid.

“But we just want more from him, all the time, that’s where he has got to get to.

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“He’s very talented, but he needs to get more out of himself,” added Humes.

On his day, a potential match-winner, Watt has struggled for form and confidence during yet another relegation-haunted season.

His last two outings have coincided with the home defeats by Walsall (January 17) and Crewe (February 7), and his only other league appearance of 2015 was the 2-0 win at Peterborough on January 10.

In recent weeks, Watt has been completely overlooked, with fellow wingers Dion Sembie-Ferris and Kenny McEvoy, both very young and inexperienced, being preferred as substitutes by Humes.

The U’s are four points adrift of safety, following Coventry’s 1-1 draw against Bradford on Tuesday night.

During yesterday’s press conference, ahead of tomorrow’s home game against Crawley Town, U’s assistant manager, Richard Hall, revealed that Watt had been training with the under-21s rather than the first team this week.

Both Watt, and out-of-favour right-back Sean Clohessy, are not expected to figure in the 18-man squad this weekend.

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