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7 February 2022

Young midfielder reflects on ‘professional’ performance in Essex

Cameron Humphreys spoke to the Club website following Friday night’s 3-2 victory at Colchester for Town U23s.

The young midfielder finished a superb second-half counter-attack to net the deciding goal and complete a comeback, with Tawanda Chirewa and Tommy Hughes also on target in Essex.

Having fallen behind on 20 minutes, three goals inside as many minutes around the half-hour mark saw the sides go in level at 2-2, before Cameron’s second-half strike saw Town take the spoils.

"It was a crazy first half really," The 18-year-old said.

"One minute we’re down, then we’re back level and then we get pegged back again.

"We showed brilliant character. We’ve done it all season, and it’s something we need to keep doing. We believe in our ability. If we stick together, we can come back from anything. I think we showed that tonight.” 

Reflecting on his goal, he added: "I made a good run and managed to just sneak it in off the post. 

"It’s something I’ve discussed with Kieron [Dyer], John [McGreal] and Gary [Probert]; I’ve had meetings with all of them, saying I need to add goals to my game. That’s scoring from not only outside the box, but like this goal, breaking in and scoring on the counter-attack.

"Last season I didn’t have that, I didn’t have the goals, but this season I’ve started to add that a bit more. Obviously, you have to keep going, keep scoring and hopefully the team can keep winning."

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Victory at JobServe Community Stadium saw the young Blues move up to second in the Professional Development League Two South table.

While pleased with three points on the road, Cam’s focus was on the importance of developing as a player and as a team in his post-match interview.

"We want to play well; we want to play with the style that Kieron and John drum into us in training," he continued.

"It was a professional performance in the end. You can sacrifice football for winning, and sometimes you have to do that. You have to learn that in development, but we do want to play forward and with style. We want to receive the ball and take the ball. When we do that, it’s where we get our success."

Town U23s are set to continue their PDL2 campaign on Tuesday, 8 February away at Millwall. 


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