Wilson: Sometimes it can be easier to win away
COLCHESTER United defender Brian Wilson believes it can sometimes be easier to win away from home.
Struggling Yeovil became the latest team to come to The Weston Homes Community Stadium and employ a defence-minded 4-1-4-1 formation on Saturday and they got their rewards with a hard-fought 0-0 draw.
The U’s have certainly been given more room to play on their travels this season and have already profited with excellent victories at the likes of Bournemouth, Walsall and Rochdale.
It is for that reason that Wilson wasn’t left too down by Saturday’s point and excited by the prospect of going to Bristol Rovers this weekend.
“Of course we are disappointed not to win and we know we didn’t create as many chances as we should have done,” said Wilson.
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“But that sometimes happens when teams come here and play five in midfield.
“When teams come here and go more defensive that is a big complement to us because they know that if they tried to play the same formation as us then they would probably get beaten.
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“I thought (against Yeovil) we showed glimpses of what we did earlier on in the season, but we’re still not quite there and some of the passing is still coming up a little short at times.
“On a positive note it’s the second clean sheet in a row which is something we had been keen to do after conceding a few goals.”
He continued: “We go to Bristol Rovers next week full of confidence because we’ve got a good away record.
“We are more than capable of beating teams away from home because we can break at pace and will be given more space to play on our travels.”
Following this Saturday’s trip to Bristol Rovers, Colchester will face a Christmas schedule of four games in nine days. The U’s visit Peterborough on Boxing Day and then host Oldham on December 28. Charlton are the visitors on New Year’s Day, while the U’s visit Leyton Orient on January 3.