By Brian Jeeves
LEGENDARY Colchester United striker, Ray Crawford, urged his former side to give it everything they’ve got in a bit to reach the Sky Bet League Two play-offs.
The U’s face already promoted Plymouth Argyle in another massive match at the Weston Homes Community Stadium and Crawford insisted the north Essex club would be confident of adding to their impressive haul of thirteen home victories during the campaign.
Speaking to Yellow Sport ahead of the match, Crawford said: “Colchester have been very good at home. You never know, they could sneak into the top-seven places. Plymouth are already up and are chasing the title with Doncaster, but the pressure is off of them. They might come to Essex with a relaxed attitude. The U’s need to be ready to take advantage of any weakness they might show.
“The U’s will be disappointed to have only picked up two points from the East matches, but they are only two points of the play-offs. They must concentrate on winning their remaining matches and not worry about what happens elsewhere. That’s all they can do.”
Crawford was quick to praise opponents, Plymouth, for what has been a fantastic season, adding: “They have been terrific. All the teams are in League Two for a reason, but the likes of Plymouth and Portsmouth are big clubs with a huge support. They should be playing higher up the leagues."