Barnes impressed with hardy Saints

By SFC Media time Wed 05 Sep Colchester United vs Saints
Photo by James Bridle | Marcus Barnes

Young forward Marcus Barnes praised his side's resilient approach to Tuesday night's Checkatrade Trophy battle with Colchester, after Saints emerged triumphant from the JobServe Community stadium for the second time in as many meetings.

Barnes joined Michael Obafemi on the scoresheet, and has a hunger for goals of late, with this his fourth strike in five games.

The youngster made the breakthrough with a well-timed header in the first half, and professed afterwards that he's intent on finding the net at every opportunity possible this season.

"Of course I want to score every game," the striker began. "If I get the chance I want to make sure I'm clinical. That's what I seem to have been doing this season.

"We're all over the moon with the start. The coaches are giving us praise but they're making sure we stay on top of where we are.

"We're always trying to improve each game so this was a real test for us, against first-team opposition and we wanted to continue our unbeaten run.

"Our coaches talk to us about the non-negotiables. The running, the tackling, and the hard work. Everything else will fall into place.

"We all know we're good technical players, so as long as we work harder than our opposition we'll continue to win games."

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