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Harriman and Blackman ready for the U's

26 August 2016

Michael Harriman and Jamal Blackman are ready for the challenge that a derby clash with Colchester will bring when they visit Adams Park tomorrow.

Harriman is keen to make sure that the Blues make the most of the positive start they have been making to games for the visit of the U's (3pm k.o.).

He said: "Most teams that come down from a higher division have got something to prove. That might get the better of them, confidence might be fragile so we have got to start fast like we normally do and get a few early goals and win the game.

"The gaffer mentioned it was a derby so we take every game as it comes. We go out to win every game as if you get caught up in the occasion it might get the better of you, so we'll be going out there and giving it everything we can to try and get the win.

"There have been some games this season where we deserved more than a point, and the first game at Crawley we were unlucky to lose. We have got to take our chances while we are on top, that is our problem at the moment. If we are keeping clean sheets the goals will come eventually and we will start winning games."

The match will also be a chance for Jamal Blackman to continue to impress in goal.

The Chelsea loanee has made an impressive start to his Chairboys career, keeping a clean sheet in his second appearance for the club in the 0-0 draw at Blackpool last week.

He said: "I have been really enjoying it. I was looking forward to coming in and playing some games so I am happy, I'm just getting used to everyone and getting to know them.

"It's been a good start, coming here and getting two draws and not conceding in the second game so it's been a good start with a clean sheet as well.

"It is a derby so should be a good game. Colchester are a good team but we are doing well as well."

Jamal is enjoying working alongside goalkeeping coach Barry Richardson, as well as playing behind a defensive unit with a good record.

He said: "It is good to learn from someone with the experience of Baz and to pass it on. And also to come here, as it is a different league from the Premier League, to see how it is different and to adapt to it.

"Everyone has been welcoming, we are working well together to make sure we get the clean sheets and let in as few goals as possible. It is good having Aaron and Anthony who I knew from the academies."

Check out the full interviews with both players on Chairboys PlayerHD.

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