“We just didn’t finish them off” – Colchester United boss Tony Humes
Colchester United manager Tony Humes praised his players, despite their failure to kill off Swindon Town tonight.
The U’s were held to a 1-1 draw by the Robins, with Ben Gladwin’s 53rd minute header equalising Jacob Murphy’s opener after just 37 seconds.
As a result, the U’s will begin the final round of matches third-from-bottom, and so stuck in the relegation zone.
They must beat promotion-chasing Preston on Sunday, and hope that results elsewhere go their way, to stay up.
“I thought the players were outstanding, all through the game,” enthused manager Humes.
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“They were outstanding in terms of the way they went about it, the quality they showed, and the opportunities they created.
“We just didn’t finish them off.
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“But the work-rate and the effort was fantastic.
“We got a great start, but it was a long time to hang on. We tried to get the second goal, but we just couldn’t manage it,” added Humes