“We are making it tough for ourselves” – Colchester United skipper David Fox

David Fox celebrates scoring Colchester United's second goal, from a free-kick, during Saturday's 3-

David Fox celebrates scoring Colchester United's second goal, from a free-kick, during Saturday's 3-2 home defeat to Crawley. - Credit: Richard Blaxall/Focus Images Ltd

Colchester United skipper, David Fox, has agreed that the U’s are making it “very tough” for themselves, following Saturday’s 3-2 defeat to Crawley Town.

Fox’s wonderful free-kick, which made it 2-2 on 49 minutes, was not enough to earn the U’s any reward.

And that leaves the U’s six points adrift of safety, going into tonight’s home game against bottom club Yeovil Town – it is a meeting of the bottom two.

“Although it was a massively disappointing defeat, nothing has really changed in terms of the points we need,” insisted Fox.

“It is still mathematical, we are not out of it yet.


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“But we are making it very tough for ourselves.

“We’ve taken one point off Crawley in two games (0-0 away draw at Broadfield Stadium) that we have dominated, and that’s a huge swing for them.

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“We need to be ruthless against those teams around us, but there are still 10 games left and 30 points to play for.

“It’s not time to knock it on the head just yet,” added Fox.

Tonight is a ‘must-win’ game for both the U’s, and the Glovers.

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