‘Three more wins will do it for us’ – Colchester United skipper Brian Wilson

Brian Wilson

Brian Wilson

Colchester United skipper, Brian Wilson, is targeting three more victories for the U’s to be safe from the perils of relegation.

But the trusty right-back is looking for more than just a three-win haul, during the last 10 games of the season.

The U’s are currently five points clear of the drop zone, following Jabo Ibehre’s 57th minute winner in Tuesday night’s 1-0 win over Shrewsbury.

Now Wilson will be hoping to lead his team to another three points, against improving Bristol City this afternoon.

“It’s a big game on Saturday, because Bristol City have hit a bit of form,” admitted Wilson.

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“Tuesday night’s win has put a little bit of a gap between ourselves and the bottom four, but we know that we still need to win a few more games yet to be safe.

“The quicker we can do it, the better it will be, with nothing to worry about after that.

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“We think three more wins will do it for us, but we want to win more than that, which will get us to where we want to be,” added Wilson.

The U’s have been targeting a top-half-of-the-table finish this season, after only avoiding relegation on the final day of last term.

And that top 12 finish is still in their sights – they are only four points adrift of that landmark.

The U’s strong defence, of which Wilson is a vital cog, has been the platform for the U’s success. In fact, Tuesday night was their 10th clean-sheet of the campaign.

“We were quite solid against Shrewsbury, and although we were a bit edgy for the last 10 minutes, we held on well,” continued Wilson.

“To get double figures, in clean-sheets, is a good return.

“We know if we can keep clean-sheets, then our forward-line can produce the goods.”

Wilson will be up against his former club today – he was at Ashton Gate for three-and-a-half seasons until 2010.

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