‘This season is going to go right down to the wire’ – Colchester United boss John McGreal

Brennan Dickenson is disappointed at the final whistle following the 3-1 defeat at Notts County on A

Brennan Dickenson is disappointed at the final whistle following the 3-1 defeat at Notts County on April 1. At the time, the U's play-off hopes looked remote, while Dickenson has since suffered a long-term knee injury. Picture: PAGEPIIX

Colchester United boss, John McGreal, believes that this season is going to go “right down to the wire.”

The U’s are now five points adrift of the League Two play-offs, following last Saturday’s 3-1 defeat at Notts County.

But they remain in the promotion mix, on 57 points, although a total of 70 or 71 points is usually required to make the top seven, which means a haul of 13 or 14 points to be amassed from a possible 18.

“There’s no way that I am chucking the towel in. We still have six games, the majority of them (four) at home,” explained McGreal.

“We know how tight this division is, and I’m sure it’s going to go right down to the wire.


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“We can’t get that win away from home, but we’ll keep going and try to get the three points this Saturday, against Stevenage.

“We’ve gone through about four or five teams this season, due to injuries, we must not forget that, and we are still feeling positive.”

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