Watson says U's are not quitters

COLCHESTER United midfielder Kevin Watson insisted that the his team were “not quitters,” despite slumping to the foot of the Championship table after a 1-0 home defeat at the hands of Wolves.

Carl Marston

COLCHESTER United midfielder Kevin Watson insisted that the his team were “not quitters,” despite slumping to the foot of the Championship table after a 1-0 home defeat at the hands of Wolves.

The U's created the bulk of the game's scoring chances, especially in the first-half, but they could find no answer to Sylvan Ebanks-Blake's 30th-minute winner.

Watson was making only his second appearance since last November, following calf problems, and he is not going to go down without a fight.


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“It's not for want of trying. Everyone has the same goal. We are at the bottom but we are not quitters,” insisted Watson.

“If we are not good enough, then we won't get enough points. But we're not thinking about relegation, and in fact we haven't even spoken about relegation in the dressing room. We won't be mentioning it until it's mathematically impossible for us to stay up.”

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Meanwhile, Wolves manager Mick McCarthy was full of praise for his opposite number Geraint Williams, despite the U's mounting relegation fears.

“I think that Geraint Williams has done a remarkable job at Colchester, and that's not me being patronising,” insisted McCarthy.

“Last summer he lost Wayne Brown (to Hull) in the heart of defence, and also lost the equivalent of 50-odd goals (Jamie Cureton, Chris Iwelumo and Richard Garcia all departed).

“How do you replace guys who have got you 50 goals? To replace the equivalent in the Premier League would cost you £30m!

“Colchester certainly won't be giving up. I heard their players talking afterwards, and they're still scrapping for survival. Everyone coming here will have to work hard.”

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