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Kieran 'wanted to create chances'

Posted on 1 February 2016  - 10:25

Kieran Trippier said it was a case of “job done” at Colchester United before quickly turning his attention to Tuesday’s trip to Norwich City.

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The flying right-back earned high praise for his contributions to Saturday’s 4-1 victory at the Weston Homes Community Stadium in the fourth round of the FA Cup.

Getting forward at will and sending a deluge of crosses into the box, one of which was converted by Nacer Chadli for our third goal of the afternoon, Kieran was thrilled to play his part in getting us through to the next round of the age-old competition and helping us continue our positive momentum heading into our midweek return to Premier League action at Carrow Road.

“Coming to places like this you know it’s never going to be easy but we’ve won 4-1 and now we’ll look forward to Tuesday’s game at Norwich,” he said.

“We got the job done and I enjoyed it. I love getting down the right and putting crosses in for the lads. In the first half I got a lot of space down the right but in the second half they stopped me going forward a little bit, although I still managed to get up and down.

“I wanted to put as many balls into the box as I could and create chances for the lads – obviously Nacer scored from one of those crosses, which was great. All I wanted to do was create goalscoring chances and be solid defensively.”

Next up is Tuesday’s trip to Norwich City where we’ll look to strengthen our position in the upper reaches of the Premier League table. Kieran says the lads are in confident mood as we seek a league double over Alex Neil’s side, following on from our 3-0 win at White Hart Lane on Boxing Day.

“We’ll take it game by game and hopefully get another three points at Norwich,” he added. “We’ll go there full of confidence with belief in ourselves and belief that we can the three points.

“We’ll have to take our chances and every opportunity we get we’ll have to be clinical and put the ball in the back of the net. The most important thing is to come home with three points.”