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INTERVIEW: Shame we didn't nick it

26 August 2013

Brad Potts on the Colchester game

Friday night brought a switch from right back to a holding midfield role for Brad Potts as he found himself sat in front of the back four for our 1-1 draw at Colchester.

We spoke to him about that, and the game, shortly after full time.

“It was a great team performance because we knew we really needed to get some points on the board,” he said. “The lads were determined to work for each other and we got the rewards for doing that.

“The gaffer had given us a few things to think about in the week running up to the game and we responded to what was said by pressing as a team and by keeping the ball for as long as possible. There was a little bit of pressure at the end of the game but we stood up to it and it was good to get the draw come full time.”

“We knew they’d come at us after the break because they’ve had a good start to the season,” he continued. “That’s when it’s important to stick together and work even harder because you don’t want to let them pick up too much momentum. We did that and we created more chances of our own, so it’s shame that we didn’t nick all three points in the end.”

“One of the big feelings in the dressing room before kick off was that we owed everyone a performance,” he told us. “We aren’t happy with the start we’ve had to this season and things have to improve. Everyone has been feeling a bit down so it’s nice to help to get people feeling happier and more confident about what we’re doing.”

“We’ve seen that players like Matt Robson make a difference when they’re involved,” he told us. “He’s the type of player who will work really hard and he pops up with a few goals as well. It’s great to have him and Lee Miller back because they are big players for us.

“They bring a bit more experience and knowledge into it and we probably need that at the moment. We’ve all come together as a unit and we’ll need that again next weekend when we go to Brentford. That’s another tough one but if we do more of the same down there we should be able to come away with something.”

On the move to midfield for the game, he said: “I do like playing there. Mind you, I’m not bothered if I’m at right back because it’s just good to be in the team. I used to play in front of the back four with the youth team so it’s a job I know well. 

“I’ve played every game so far this season and all I’ll do is try to train and play well so the gaffer keeps picking me. The best way for me to keep learning is to be involved, so I’ll do whatever I’m asked to do and keep my fingers crossed that it’s enough to keep me playing.”

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