Billy's frustration

BILLY Clarke today spoke of his frustration at having a perfectly good goal ruled out against Colchester on Saturday.And David Wright confirmed that the ball struck his right shoulder before he was sent off for hand ball in stoppage time.

By Elvin King

BILLY Clarke today spoke of his frustration at having a perfectly good goal ruled out against Colchester on Saturday.

And David Wright confirmed that the ball struck his right shoulder before he was sent off for hand ball in stoppage time.

Without a goal since the win at Southend on October 21 - this was only Town's second Saturday victory since that success - Clarke admits he is searching to break his duck.

The scorer of four goals this campaign, the highly-rated 19-year-old said: “The ball was over the line, there is no doubt about that.

“When you are struggling to find the net one goal can work wonders. And this could have been the case for me.

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“Hopefully, I will start against Swansea on Saturday - and my luck will change.”

Wright was shown a red card by referee Graham Laws after blocking a close range Chris Iwelumo shot.

The defender, who made a steady home debut, said: “The ball hit my shoulder, and it was an instinctive block as the ball travelled such a short distance.

“Mr Laws has confirmed that he will look at the video and hopefully I can be cleared to play on Saturday.”

Wright will serve a one-match ban if Town's appeal, which will leave them short at the back on Saturday with Alex Bruce already suspended and Jason De Vos injured.

Danny Haynes says that he has set his goal target at double figures after notching his third of the season against the U's.

The striker, who was 19 on Friday and has a knack of scoring in derbies, said: “I was determined to keep my composure after Jaime Peters played in a superb pass.

“I picked the corner of the goal I wanted to hit and waited for the keeper to react. Now I want to reach double figures.”

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