‘We’re playing with terrific confidence,’ insists Colchester United wing-back Richard Brindley

Richard Brindley, being felled by Plymouth's Graham Carey during the defeat at Home Park last Octobe

Richard Brindley, being felled by Plymouth's Graham Carey during the defeat at Home Park last October, is relishing the visit of already-promoted Doncaster today. Picture: PAGEPIX

Roving wing-back, Richard Brindley, sees no reason why Colchester United cannot continue their terrific home form, despite the challenge of entertaining already-promoted Doncaster Rovers this afternoon.

The U’s have won nine of their last 11 home fixtures – in fact, their home record is second only to the pace-setting Rovers in League Two.

Three of the U’s last five matches are at the Weston Homes Community Stadium, with second-placed Plymouth and lower mid-table Yeovil also poised to visit during the run-in.

John McGreal’s men are only two points adrift of the top seven, so no wonder their confidence is sky-high, with a strong belief that a top-seven finish can be secured.

“It’s a big game, and congratulations to Doncaster for getting promoted, but we will be focusing on getting the three points,” explained Brindley.


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“I’m sure they will want to finish the season strongly, although we don’t know whether or not they will play their strongest side – most likely they will.

“But we’re playing with terrific confidence, and we just want to keep that going.”

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Brindley has started 36 of the 41 league matches, and has been relishing operating as a right wing-back in recent weeks.

“It’s been a good season for me and the team,”said Brindley.

“I personally love playing in the wing-back role. In some ways, I think it’s my favourite position. It suits me down to the ground.

“I was close to scoring a goal last week. That was crazy, hitting the bar and post.

“Of course I’d love to score a goal this season, but I want to keep creating goals and the most important thing is to win.

“We just want to still be in the mix coming out of the Easter weekend.

“There are many other teams in contention, so we can’t worry about them. It’s still very tight and it could well go down to the very last game of the season,

“It’s been a difficult season for the club, with all the injuries, looking at how many players we have lost, but we’re playing as well now as we have done all season.

“We have nothing to fear against the top teams, especially when we are at home. We feel very assured, and the type of football we are playing is certainly working,” added Brindley.

The U’s are at Morecambe on Easter Monday.

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