Watt: Flynn got me back to full fitness

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SANCHEZ Watt says his bond with physio Tony Flynn has helped him get on the goal trail with Colchester United.

The 22-year-old capped his first home start for the U’s in more than four months with a goal in their 3-0 win over Gillingham last weekend.

Watt marked his strike by running to the Colchester bench and celebrating with their staff.

And the former Arsenal youngster said he was keen to enjoy the moment with Flynn, who helped ease him back to full fitness following his thigh injury.

Watt said: “It was a relief and I went to say thanks to Tony and the staff for working with me all that time.

“Tony helped me a lot during my time out injured.

“He gave my time off when he knew that I was on a bit of a downside and gave me a lift when I was coming back fit.

“He was there for me from the start – the whole of the staff was but Tony is the physio every day and you just have that bond.

“He was happy for me and I was happy for him.

“They’ve taken their time with me and worked me in slowly.

“It was a different kind of injury, because it didn’t come from a tackle.

“It came through running but I’m past that now and happy to get minutes under my belt.

“When you’re fit you’re preparing for every game and you have something to look forward to.

“When you’re injured, you’re going through the motions a bit.

“You’re obviously preparing but when you’re playing, your mind is focused and you want to do well in the next game.

“You want to have that every week.”

Watt has now set his sights on scoring more goals, ahead of Colchester’s trip to play Carlisle United tomorrow.

But the speedy attacker admits he has set himself high standards, between now and the end of the season.

“The goal had been a long time coming,” said Watt, who found the net twice for Joe Dunne’s side last season.

“Even though I scored in the Gillingham game I couldn’t sleep that night because I should have scored a second.

“I went through on a run and those goals should go in – I want to do better and score more. I’m taking every game as it comes but we have a few targets to hit.”

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