MATCHDAY RECAP: U’s blow two goal lead in 3-2 home defeat to promotion rivals Mansfield Town

Colchester United chief John McGreal is looking to get the better of Mansfield Picture: STEVE WALLER

Colchester United chief John McGreal is looking to get the better of Mansfield Picture: STEVE WALLER WWW.STEPHENWALLER.COM - Credit: Picture: Steve Waller

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John McGreal, insists that Colchester United are “still in with a shout,” in terms of promotion, ahead of Saturday’s big top-five clash against ambitious Mansfield Town.

The U’s put a recent barren spell behind them with last weekend’s convincing 3-0 win at lowly Port Vale, to move to within two points and two places of the top three - which currently includes third-placed Mansfield.

“It’s a fantastic game for us, and a fantastic game for them to,” enthused McGreal.

“You always want to pit your wits against the best teams in the division, and that will be the case against Mansfield.

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“Although they recently suffered back-to-back defeats (to Yeovil and Carlisle), they were unbeaten in 17 before then, and they returned to winning ways in midweek (1-0 win over Crawley).

“Their manager, David Flitcroft, has stuck to his principles and his teams produce a good style of football. He has also managed to add to his squad this week, with a couple of new signings.

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“But we have scored six goals in our last two matches. Our last home game against Notts County (3-3 draw) was very entertaining, and we then performed very well last week (3-0 win at Port Vale).

“You are only as good as your last game, and we are still in with a shout.

“We are still amongst it, with the big boys in our division, and our target is to be there at the end of the season.”

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