U's can carry on dreaming for five days
FOR another five days, at least, Colchester United supporters can blissfully dream of winning promotion to the Premiership!But star defender Wayne Brown is not just dreaming.
By Carl Marston
FOR another five days, at least, Colchester United supporters can blissfully dream of winning promotion to the Premiership!
But star defender Wayne Brown is not just dreaming. The former Ipswich and Watford stalwart believes that the U's have a good chance of sneaking into the play-offs.
Geraint Williams' men have two games left, away at play-off rivals Stoke and then at home to Crystal Palace. Win them both and a top-six finish could be in their grasp.
Brown has been ever-present in the U's back four this term, and he will be gunning for two more clean-sheets over the next two weeks.
“The play-offs are definitely on! We've got a hell of a chance now,” insisted Brown after Saturday's terrific 3-1 victory over high-flying Sunderland.
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At the other end of the pitch, the Championship's leading scorer, Jamie Cureton, is targeting more goals to add to his current tally of 24. He leads the way in the race for the Golden Boot.
The U's are in ninth spot, only one point adrift of sixth-placed Wolves, and with a better goal difference. They really need to beat Stoke, although even a draw at the Britannia Stadium this weekend would still leave them with an outside chance of the play-offs.
On Saturday Colchester fans can pay on the day at the turnstiles. Admission is £19 for adults, £12 for under-17s and over-65s, and £9 for the under-11s.