“We’ve got to trust that they can do it” – Colchester United boss Tony Humes

Matt Briggs, sent off at Gillingham, is back in the U's squad after serving a one-game suspension

Matt Briggs, sent off at Gillingham, is back in the U's squad after serving a one-game suspension - Credit: Richard Blaxall/Focus Images Ltd

Colchester United boss, Tony Humes, has every faith in his players to again mastermind a relegation escape act.

Humes is putting his trust in his players, going into tomorrow afternoon’s Easter Monday home clash with Barnsley (kick-off 3pm).

The U’s have taken seven points from a possible nine, in their last three outings, thanks to wins over Yeovil and at Port Vale, sandwiching a 2-2 draw at Gillingham.

They are still four points adrift of League One safety, with seven games remaining, which is why tomorrow’s game is such a crunch fixture.

Humes said: “We keep picking up points, which brings us closer, and also boosts the confidence and the belief in the players.

“We’ve got to trust that they can do it.

“They’ve worked their socks off all season, so we can’t knock the players.

Most Read

“We’ve just got to show the same commitment and the same desire, in each of the last seven games, starting against Barnsley,” added Humes.

Centre-half Karleigh Osborne has been recalled from his loan spell, by parent club Bristol City, but Matt Briggs returns to the squad after serving a one-match suspension.

Become a Supporter

This newspaper has been a central part of community life for many years. Our industry faces testing times, which is why we're asking for your support. Every contribution will help us continue to produce local journalism that makes a measurable difference to our community.

Become a Supporter