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Reaction: Duff on Colchester United

29 February 2020

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Michael Duff praised his Cheltenham team's performance as the Robins made it five wins in a row with a 2-0 victory at Colchester United.

Going into the afternoon with the teams 5th and 6th in the division, a clean sheet and three points saw the Robins move up to 4th and continued the side's excellent run of form.

Duff praised his team for the resilience they showed against a talented Colchester outfit who couldn't find a way through, and were then punished twice by Alfie May and Chris Hussey either side of the interval.

"I was actually really disappointed at half time with the performance. The first 35 minutes particularly I didn't think we did anything that we usually do," Duff said.

"But there is a resilience in the group. I don't think Owen (Evans) has had anything to do, second half I thought we were top drawer.

"We looked organised, solid and had all the chances. They had a lot more of the ball but we're 1-0 up, we banked in, and did what we do well - and looked a threat as well.

"Someone mentioned something to me about overnight stays and things which was not particularly pleasant reading. We've had a chat with the players, we were honest with them, changed a couple of things on the way here.

"Charlie Raglan deserves a bit of credit. We had a quiz on the way down so he's trying to claim the win! But we did a few things differently and they took it on and delivered a good solid away from home performance against a good team.

"They were 3-0 up at half time against Plymouth here a couple of weeks ago. They are a good team and it was a difficult pitch which didn't help the day either."

See more from Duff's post-match press conference by watching above on iFollow.

Next for his side is a return to the Jonny-Rocks Stadium on Saturday 7 March when Port Vale are the visitors to Gloucestershire.

Kick-off against the Valiants is at 3pm and you can purchase tickets online for the game. They are also on sale from the ticket office this coming week on Tuesday, Thursday and Friday between 10am and 3pm.


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