“There is a lot of fight in this team” – Colchester United winger Jacob Murphy

Jacob Murphy challenges Barnsley's Conor Hourihane during the U's 3-1 win

Jacob Murphy challenges Barnsley's Conor Hourihane during the U's 3-1 win - Credit: Archant

Jacob Murphy has now plundered three goals in just five appearances for Colchester United, since his arrival on loan from Championship promotion candidates Norwich City.

Flying wide-man Murphy netted the first header of his career, to chalk up the U’s second goal in their 3-1 win over Barnsley on Easter Monday.

In fact, the Norwich man is playing a key role in the U’s quest to avoid relegation.

“It was a really good performance from the boys,” enthused Murphy.

“In the first half, we were a bit off the pace, but in the second half we showed everyone what we can do.

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“You also saw the character of the players in that game.

“There is a lot of fight in this team,” added Murphy.

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The U’s travel to relegation rivals Coventry City on Saturday.

Meanwhile, fellow strugglers Scunthorpe lost 2-0 at MK Dons last night, and so remain only three points ahead of the U’s.

See today’s East Anglian Daily Times newspaper for an interview with U’s defender Bongani Khumalo.

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