Exeter City defender Dara O’Shea says he and his teammates will be well prepared as they set their sights on the trip to Colchester United this weekend.
The West Brom loanee has featured regularly over the last couple of weeks for the Grecians and has impressed in the centre of defence.
Ahead of the match with Colchester, Dara said: “It’s been good, it was disappointing to concede so late on (against Northampton Town), but training has been good, the lads are looking sharp and we’re ready to go.
“We’ve watched them (Colchester), and they look like a sharp team, they get the ball down and play so we’re expecting a difficult test. We have to be strong, resolute, we have to be in their faces and try and make them play long.”
After featuring recently, the Irishman explained that he is enjoying his football and the test of playing in League Two.
He continued: “It’s a huge part of why I came here, to play games, and Matt has given me the opportunity over the last two games and I feel like I need to get as much game time as possible now and hopefully we can get promotion.
“It’s about doing the simple things right, just defend first and foremost, to win my headers and tackles and go from there.”
The Irishman was also nominated for the Checkatrade Trophy player of the round as he helped City to three clean sheets over Yeovil Town, West Ham United’s under-21s and Bristol Rovers.
The defender said, though it’s nice to have some recognition for his performances, the most important thing was that City sealed themselves a slot in the knockout stages as they meet Peterborough United on December 4.
“It’s a great achievement to get but the main thing was to qualify and get out the group. I’m sure they (friends) probably have been voting and some people have sent me some nice messages which is good.”
Voting is open until Friday, November 23 at midday. To vote for Dara follow this link
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