Tarique Fosu is dreaming of a Wembley appearance after only his second 90 minutes for Colchester United
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Tarique Fosu is dreaming of Wembley, and a play-off final, after relishing only his second full 90 minutes of action for Colchester United.
Roving attacker Fosu, who arrived at the Weston Homes Community Stadium on loan from Reading on transfer deadline day at the end of August, has been in-and-out of the team over the last seven months.
But the 21-year-old finally enjoyed his first full home outing for the U’s on Saturday – and his second overall, following the away game at Grimsby – and he responded by playing a starring role in a fantastic 4-0 home win over high-flying Stevenage.
Last weekend was actually Fosu’s 28th league game for the U’s, but only his ninth start, and it was the only the second time he had neither been substituted nor just employed as a substitute.
“It was a good return to the team for me, and I’m over the moon with the result and the team performance,” enthused Fosu.
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“It’s a great result for us, and something to take into the big game against Doncaster on Friday.
“This was definitely my best display in a Colchester shirt, and my first full 90 minutes at home.
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“Hopefully I can keep kicking on and helping out the team to dig in so that we can get into the play-offs, and hopefully get to Wembley.
“We were set up in training well, and had practised pressing them (Stevenage) in the first 10 minutes. That obviously worked well for us.
“I was unlucky not to score myself, but it was a good result for the team. Now we’ve just got to stick in there. I certainly think make the play-offs, 100%.
“We’re missing a few big players through injuries, like Kurtis Guthrie and Craig Slater, but we’re working hard to keep getting the results.
“I’ve been in and out of the team, which is never easy, but I’ve always been ready to come in and do a job for the team,” added Fosu.
The U’s are now just two points and three places off the play-offs, going into their last five games of the season.
Doncaster Rovers, who wrapped up promotion to League One with a 1-0 home win over Mansfield on Saturdays, are the visitors on Good Friday.
“Doncaster have just been promoted, but we will approach the game in the same way as we approached Stevenage,” continued Fosu. “We fear no one.”