Colchester United manager Tony Humes has insisted that his side are up for the fight as they bid to maintain their Sky Bet League 1 status this week.Colchester currently sit 23rd in the table and are two points adrift of safety, but have two games remaining - both at their Weston Homes Community Stadium – with the first coming against Swindon Town on Tuesday evening.
Humes remains confident that his players will demonstrate the necessary attitude on the field, and fight until the bitter end to survive.
“The players have demonstrated to me in recent weeks that they are up for the fight,” he said.
“We have collected points at a very positive rate in the last couple of months.
“The players have achieved that by hard work and by sticking to our principles when the going has got tough.”
Humes has pointed to last Saturday’s remarkable turnaround at Fleetwood Town as proof that the U’s have what it takes to beat the drop.
That 3-2 victory put their destiny in their own hands, and they face another top-four side in the shape of Preston North End this Saturday, meaning it’ll be no easy task.
“There was no better example than at Fleetwood on Saturday,” Humes added.
“The team kept going until the very end of the game to collect a crucial victory, to set up this very important week at our own stadium. This could be a memorable week for the club.”