MATCHDAY RECAP: U’s blow two goal lead in 3-2 home defeat to promotion rivals Mansfield Town
PUBLISHED: 17:00 19 January 2019 | UPDATED: 17:02 19 January 2019
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Follow all the action and reaction as we bring you live coverage of Colchester United’s EFL League Two clash against Mansfield at the JobServe Stadium.
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.
“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.
“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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