MATCHDAY RECAP: U’s slip up 2-0 at 10-man Crawley

Colchester United boss John McGreal will try to get the better of Notts County. Picture: STEVE WALL

Colchester United boss John McGreal will try to get the better of Notts County. Picture: STEVE WALLER WWW.STEPHENWALLER.COM - Credit: Picture: Steve Waller

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John McGreal is backing his U’s to prove their promotion credentials in a New Year’s Day trip to Crawley Town.

The League Two contenders dropped five points from two home games over the festive period but McGreal is confident of a response from Saturday’s 0-0 stalemate against Morecambe.

“We are still in it,” insisted McGreal.

“There were a lot draws (at the weekend), for the likes of Bury, Mansfield and MK Dons, so we are still fourth and level on points with Mansfield in third.

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“It was a frustrating afternoon, because looking at the stats we have had close to 40 shots over the last two matches (including the 2-1 home defeat to Stevenage on Boxing Day).

“We dominated the game, territory-wise, but we just needed that bit of luck at the end.

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“The goals have dried up for us of late, but we are still hitting the numbers and getting in the shots and crosses.

“There’s a little bit of pressure on the players to win games to stay where they are in the league.”

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