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Walker insists there won't be a cup hangover for Colchester United
COLCHESTER United goalkeeper Sam Walker insists there will no hangover from his side’s hammering at the hands of Peterborough United.
The 21-year-old had to pick the ball out of his own net five times in their 5-1 Capital One Cup defeat by Posh.
But the Chelsea loanee insists the scoreline was not a reflection of the match and fully expects the team to bounce back at home to Port Vale today.
He said: “I don’t think the scoreline against Peterborough reflected how the game was over the 90 minutes.
“We can’t dwell on it. There is such a good vibe about the place and everyone is really positive – even after the game on Tuesday.
“Everyone was disappointed because no-one likes to lose 5-1 and especially at home in front of your own fans, but we have to stay positive.
“It’s an anomaly for us. We picked up a positive result in the league last Saturday and there are positives we can take from Tuesday so we have to stay thinking that way.”
The U’s were their own worst enemies at times against Peterborough as they got caught out trying to play their way out from the back.
However, Walker, who is on loan with the U’s from Chelsea until mid-January, feels it is a system of play they are right to persevere with.
He said: “It’s definitely something I feel very comfortable with as I grew up with it at Chelsea.
“I had to learn playing the ball out from the back when coming in as a raw 16-year-old there.
“I’ve played with defenders who are very comfortable on the ball and I know the defenders in front of me here can play that way too. ”