“We are confident going away from home” – Colchester United’s Richard Brindley

U's boss John McGreal clenches his fist after his side secured a point from a 1-1 draw at Newport on

U's boss John McGreal clenches his fist after his side secured a point from a 1-1 draw at Newport on Saturday - Credit: Richard Blaxall / Colchester Uni

Colchedster United’s flying right wing-back, Richard Brindley, was happy with his side’s point from Saturday’s ugly 1-1 draw at Newport.

It was certainly not a day for slick passing, or creativity, on a woeful pitch and against stubborn opposition.

“It was a point gained today. It’s not easy to play against teams like this, the way they play,” explained Brindley.

“No disrespect to them, but the pitch was poor and the way that they want to play is to stop teams playing, rather than trying to win games perhaps.

“I think a point here is something we will look back on as a good point. We will take that and move on.


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“It keeps our run going – it’s another game unbeaten at the end of the day, and you can’t win every game, so that’s a positive for us.

“This is a hard period for us, with no home game for a few weeks, but if you look at our away form, we have been very good lately.

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“We are very strong, especially defensively. When you come away from home you have to expect teams to want to be on top, in front of their home crowd, but we can cope with that. We are confident going away from home, we are not worried about it,” added Brindley.

Brindley is one of only two U’s players to have started every league game this season – the other is keeper Sam Walker – and the 23-year-old is relishing his recent switch from right-back to right wing-back.

“I’m happy with my performances. The wing-back role suits me down to the ground,” continued Brindley.

“I’m very comfortable with this type of style, and I’m happy that the team are playing well.

“I got over a few crosses, but it was just one of those games. It was difficult to be able to provide quality all the time on this pitch.

“Newport were just shelling it all the time, rather than trying to play precision passes. You just had to try to get on the end of a cross.”

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