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JOHN O’SULLIVAN | Colchester Always A Tough Game

22 January 2021

John O’Sullivan believes the team must be on their game if they’re to overcome Colchester United on Saturday.

Morecambe came out 2-1 winners at the JobServe Community Stadium last month, ending the hosts unbeaten home start to the campaign in the process. Since then, the Essex club have failed to pick up a win in the league.  

Despite this, there are only five points separating the teams ahead of Saturday’s meeting and midfielder O’Sullivan feels it’s important not to underestimate the opponents. 

O’Sullivan said: “We only played them in December. If you look back at the game, we beat them 2-1 and it was probably one of the best games we’ve played as a group. 

“It was a tough game so I don’t think you can read too much into form in League Two at the minute. Everyone has to be on their game to get all three points against them because they are a very good side.”  

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Victory against the U’s at the weekend could see the Shrimps climb the table into the play-off positions, though the team refuse to get carried away. 

O’Sullivan continued: “We just look at the next game. We knew in pre-season what we wanted to do, we had our team and individual goals and we know what we’re capable of.

“We’re not looking at league tables at where we are, we take every game as it comes like we have been doing and we don’t look ahead, we don’t look behind and we don’t look past Colchester.”

The reverse fixture saw Morecambe’s number 16 score his first league goal of the season, and the Dublin-born midfielder admits goalscoring is an area of his game that he’d like to improve.

“I wanted to score more goals this season. I have two [in all competitions] and I’m hoping between now and the end of the season, I can help chip in with the other lads, not just goals but also assists because mainly my game is about creating chances,” O’Sullivan added.

“I’ve always been that kind of player and as long as somebody’s putting them in the back of the net, I don’t care who it is as long as we win.” 


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