Writer: Colchester Dan
Date:Saturday April 20 2013
U's loanee goalkeeper Sam Walker has assured fans that the club definitely want to get the result this afternoon to secure their safety.
Thanks to Bury beating Scunthorpe 2-1 on Tuesday night, the U's need two points from their final two games to guarantee safety, and that is assuming that Scunthorpe are to pick up six points from six.
And, speaking to BBC Essex before the game, Walker said that the U's were determined to focus on themselves irrespective of how Scunthorpe get on.
'Bury did us a favour on Tuesday, but we still want to do it in our own way and it's still in our own hands,' he explained. 'We created chances and played well against a good MK Dons side.
'We definitely want a result today, and if we don't lose then we'll be fine. I'm fairly confident we'll put in a performance for our last home game and get a win.
'If we can play like we did on Tuesday and create the same chances, we just need to be more ruthless in front of goal.'
Walker has been a revelation during his loan spell from Chelsea, and is just one of a number of temporary players who have been at the club this season, particularly since the turn of the New Year.
Some hold concerns that loanees don't care about the club's fate as much as they ought to, but Walker quashed any thoughts in confirming that he, and his fellow loanees, certainly do.
'Everyone who has come in has bought into this club and the dressing room to become a real part of it,' he said. 'Personally, I felt a real connection with the club and the fans as soon as I came in.
'The fans have been fantastic every game, whether we win, lose or draw - they've been superb for us. If we get the result today it will largely be down to their support.'
Walker has mooted the idea before of remaining at the club on a season-long loan deal next season, and he confirmed that it remains a possibility.
'We're just concentrating on getting safe,' he assured. 'But we'll figure it out afterwards and it is an option to stay here.'
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Date:Saturday April 20 2013
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