‘There’s a lot more to come’ – insists marksman Monakana

Jeffrey Monakana

Jeffrey Monakana - Credit: Archant

Colchester new boy Jeffrey Monakana, who scored on his debut at Bradford, has some great news for U’s fans. He insists – “this is nothing!”

Preston loanee Monakana, who signed on a month’s loan last Thursday, tucked home a delightful 28th minute equaliser at Valley Parade, following Craig Eastmond’s intelligent lay-off. It was a great way for the 19-year-old winger to start his U’s career, and he is looking forward to scoring more goals over the next few weeks. “Colchester fans can expect a lot more from me – this is nothing,” enthused Monakana. “There’s a lot more to come. I am only 19, and so I am not the finished article yet. “I’m just practising and practising, and trying to get better. “I knew what I was capable of doing, if I got a start. I just want to do better than last year, and hopefully the gaffer (Joe Dunne) can bring me on while I’m here. “Hopefully this is the first goal of many, and I’ll be very happy to stay at Colchester and keep playing my football. “I’m not 100% fit either, so this is nothing. There’s much more to come.” Ex-Arsenal apprentice, Monakana, heaped particular praise on team-mate Eastmond, who was a class act in the centre of the park. “I know the way that Craig Eastmond plays,” continued Monakana. “He is a great player, and when you’ve got players like that behind you, then you always want to get the ball. “Every time Craig gets the ball, he’s going to give it to you pin-point exactly where you want it, so I can go on and do what I want to do. “That really helps, to be playing alongside the likes of Craig and Jabo (Ibehre). “Of course I was happy with my goal. I thought the build-up to mine and Jabo’s goals were really great. “They were menacing, counter-attacking, which is what we relish as a team.”

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