Williams not feeling the pressure

COLCHESTER United boss, Geraint Williams, insisted that he is not feeling the pressure despite another defeat at Wolves last night.The U's were desperately unlucky not to take at least a point from a heart-warming performance.

By Carl Marston

By Carl Marston

COLCHESTER United boss, Geraint Williams, insisted that he is not feeling the pressure despite another defeat at Wolves last night.

The U's were desperately unlucky not to take at least a point from a heart-warming performance. They struck the woodwork twice and did everything bar score.

In the end, Stephen Elliott's 31st minute close-range header was enough to propel Wolves into fourth spot in the Championship, and leave the U's treading water in 20th spot.

But United will wonder how they didn't score themselves. Mark Yeates hit the post in the 12th minute, and Kem Izzet then struck the woodwork in the last minute of stoppage time. It was just one of those nights.

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Williams knows full well that a manager's position can become precarious after a poor run of results, but the Welshman was “proud” of his players at Molineux.

“If results don't go your way, then things might happen, but there's no pressure from above. The chairman (Robbie Cowling) and the board have been fantastic,” explained Williams.

“You don't always get what you deserve in football. That was us at our best against Wolves. We got at them and made it difficult for them to play. We hit the post twice and created several other chances.

“I'm not feeling the pressure because I am a positive person. What we did was working, which I said to the lads at half-time, but we didn't get our just desserts tonight.

“We haven't come here and defended for our lives. Instead, we have defended high up the pitch and been positive.

“Kem (Izzet) was unlucky to hit the post late on. The ball was slightly behind him but he caught it sweetly. The keeper had no chance but the ball rolled back off the post and straight back at him, which meant that we walked away with nothing.

“In a way, that summed up our night. I won't be putting pressure on myself, and I won't be changing the way we play,” added Williams.

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