MATCHDAY RECAP: U’s slip up 2-0 at 10-man Crawley

PUBLISHED: 16:54 01 January 2019 | UPDATED: 16:54 01 January 2019

Colchester United boss John McGreal will try to get the better of Notts County.  Picture: STEVE WALLER    WWW.STEPHENWALLER.COM

Colchester United boss John McGreal will try to get the better of Notts County. Picture: STEVE WALLER WWW.STEPHENWALLER.COM

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John McGreal is backing his U’s to prove their promotion credentials in a New Year’s Day trip to Crawley Town.

The League Two contenders dropped five points from two home games over the festive period but McGreal is confident of a response from Saturday’s 0-0 stalemate against Morecambe.

“We are still in it,” insisted McGreal.

“There were a lot draws (at the weekend), for the likes of Bury, Mansfield and MK Dons, so we are still fourth and level on points with Mansfield in third.

“It was a frustrating afternoon, because looking at the stats we have had close to 40 shots over the last two matches (including the 2-1 home defeat to Stevenage on Boxing Day).

“We dominated the game, territory-wise, but we just needed that bit of luck at the end.

“The goals have dried up for us of late, but we are still hitting the numbers and getting in the shots and crosses.

“There’s a little bit of pressure on the players to win games to stay where they are in the league.”

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