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Alexander: We must keep up goalscoring form on Saturday

20 August 2015

Boss saw his side score four on Tuesday evening

Graham Alexander wants his side to continue their goalscoring form when Colchester United visit Highbury Stadium on Saturday afternoon.

Town put four past newly-promoted Bury at Gigg Lane on Tuesday night, with Conor McLaughlin, Tyler Forbes, Jamie Proctor and Antoni Sarcevic all netting.

It was the Cod Army’s first win of the season having drawn at home to Southend United on the opening day, and slipping to defeat at Oldham last weekend.

The manager is wary of the threat the U’s will pose on Saturday, however feels his team can go into it with confidence after the midweek victory.

He said: “Colchester have made a couple of additions over the summer, but our team has changed too so we won’t look into the games from last year.

“We were obviously disappointed with the results we picked up against them but they pulled off some fantastic results towards the end of last season.

“It’s a new season now though and everyone is starting afresh, so hopefully we can continue where we left off on Tuesday night.

“Tuesday was a dramatic one for everyone especially in the final 10 minutes, but the players got everything they deserved and we deserved the three points.

“We’d created lots of opportunities in our first two games but unfortunately hadn’t taken them, however it all clicked at Bury.

“It was only our first win of the season though and we’ve got a lot of games to play, but we need to continue the form we’ve shown.

“We have five young strikers at the Club who will all play games, and we will mix and match them and keep them refreshed.

Alexander opted to start David Ball and Jamie Proctor for the clash against the Shakers, and it was a move which paid dividends.

“I just felt Jamma’s still at an early stage of his recovery, so to play two games in four days is very difficult.

“Declan has come down from Scotland and has played a lot of minutes, and probably needed to just find his freshness again.

“These players will play a lot of games for us this season and will hopefully score a lot of goals.”

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