Luke Prosser: "We Can Go Up"
Colchester club captain Luke Prosser has said his side has what it takes "go up,"
this season. The U's sit in second, just behind league leader's Mansfield but more importantly two points inside the automatic promotion places ahead of Accrington Stanley. A huge month approaches for Colchester as they face fellow promotion candidates Mansfield, Portsmouth and Luton in March, but Prosser insists that they are in the driving seat.
In a sit-down interview, the defender said, "This season has had a lot of twists and turns already, we know what it takes to achieve promotion and know that we have to ensure that the wins keep coming. February was a difficult month for us, we dropped some points against the sides we should be beating so we need to make sure that complecency doesn't over take us again in the future as we still have 'winnable' games approaching."
"Personally, we can go up. The lads I've played alongside our totally professional and knows the job we have at hand to continue our push for promotion – League One was the aim, for an immediate return so it would be fantastic if we can achieve it. We are giving it a real go, even the title isn't out of our reach currently, but we know to keep it steady and go one step at a time as the aim is just to keep playing our natural game and hope results follow."
He then concluded, "We've sustained a few injuries and knocks over the season that has perhaps cost us a few points here and there, but I think it happens to every team, especially in this division. It's a tough league to get out of if you're not careful – the likes of Portsmouth and Plymouth are examples so we want to avoid the same happening to ourselves. All credit goes down to the gaffer, he's done a fantastic job in assembling the squad this season and giving myself faith that we can achieve promotion at the end of the season."
Prosser was at a charity game to raise money for different charitable causes and spoke about the event. "It's a community project to raise money for those less fortunate within the country who perhaps have a disability or illness – to raise money to allow them to do different things is brilliant, we really are a charitable nation and I'm glad myself and the other people here today could make a difference by just kicking a football around for 90 minutes."
He was joined by fellow Colchester teammates Sean Murray and Owen Garvan as well as an array of celebrities such as comedian Michael McIntyre, former X Factor star Olly Murs and cook Jamie Oliver, who raised an incredible amount of £1,300 to the causes.