Colchester United - Gerken`s Confidence Growing
UK time is: 11:32:06
Vital Login
Social Login

Choose your club

Other Sites

Network Navigation

Vital Partners

'If It's Football, It's Vital'

Gerken`s Confidence Growing

Colcheser`s Dean Gerken has told a rival fanzine of his newfound confidence in the Championship`s worst backline of the season after the promising additions of Chris Coyne and Paul Ifil during the recent transfer window.

Ahead of this afternoon`s trip to Burnley, he told the website myfootballwriter that he thinks the club will soon end an appalling run of conceding a goal in every game for the last 26 consecutive fixtures.

On the League`s leakiest defence, which has so far seen 49 goals fly in at the wrong end of the pitch, Gerken said: 'I hope that clean sheet is just round the corner, but at the end of the day if we don't get another clean sheet all the way through the rest of the year and still stay up, I'll take that!'

He also said he felt "one hundred times" more comfortable with his new team-mates in front of him.

'We were good in spits and spurts before but I think now with Coyney (Chris Coyne, signed from Luton) involved and Phil (Ifil, from Spurs) especially the quality on the ball is unbelievable.

'But Coyney is an organiser and we missed that a bit, he's a vocal person on the pitch and we look a lot more solid for having him,' added Gerken.

'The back four all know their positions a bit more now, they know exactly what they have to do and what they don't have to do so it's looking better, and hopefully it will keep heading that way.'

The Journalist

Writer: Matt_Us Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Saturday February 9 2008

Time: 10:34AM

Your Comments (oldest first)

Change to most recent first
Good to see he's confident, we do look better a the back
StevieG Col U
Report Abuse
11/02/2008 09:54:00


Have Your Say

Log in...
with your social network     OR     with your Vital account

Recent Colchester United Articles

League 1 - Burton 5-1 Colchester (Sunday November 29 2015)

Stats: Burton Albion v Colchester (Saturday November 28 2015)

League 1 - Burton Albion v Colchester (Friday November 27 2015)

Humes Dismissed! (Friday November 27 2015)

Match Day Officials v Burton (Thursday November 26 2015)

League 1 - Colchester 2-3 Crewe (Thursday November 26 2015)

Stats: Colchester v Crewe (Tuesday November 24 2015)

Striker Earns U's Deal (Tuesday November 24 2015)

League 1 Programme - 24th November (Tuesday November 24 2015)

Archived Colchester United Articles

List All Vital Colchester Articles
Have your say
Click here to suggest an article
Click here to suggest a poll

League Table (view table)

Team P W D L GD Pts
17. Swindon 20 6 4 10 -5 22
18. Fleetwood 20 6 3 11 -2 21
19. Shrewsbury 19 6 3 10 -3 21
20. Colchester 20 5 5 10 -19 20
21. Oldham 20 3 10 7 -10 19
22. Blackpool 20 5 4 11 -12 19
23. Crewe 20 5 4 11 -14 19

Colchester United Fixtures (view all)

Breaking League News

Johnson On United Point
Barnsley : 30/11/2015 10:38:00
Powell Heads Out On Loan
Millwall : 30/11/2015 10:20:00
Harris - Plenty Of Positives From Saturday
Millwall : 30/11/2015 10:19:00
Smith Set To Become Brentford Boss
Walsall : 30/11/2015 10:12:01
League One Review: Here Come The Posh!
Coventry : 30/11/2015 10:03:01

Current Site Poll (view all polls)

FA Cup - Colchester v Altrincham
Suggested By:  VitalColchester
Colchester win 0%
Altrincham win 0%
Draw 100%