George Maris explains how the U’s had a sense of inevitability about their fightback against Bradford City at the Abbey on Saturday with confidence running high.
The U’s were able to replicate the late comeback win against Colchester two weeks ago, with another dramatic 2-1 victory over Bradford at the weekend. Maris says there was a cool composure on the field amongst the players to deliver another three points at the Abbey, even when the chips were down.
He said: “It just feels like it keeps rolling on. When we’re down in games, we all have that feeling that we can not only come back, but come back and win.
“Looking around when we went 0-1 down, I kind of knew that we’d get chances to get back in the game. We did, in fact we’ve done that twice now.
“When Harry scored (the equaliser), we were all quick to ask how long was left and when we realised there was six or seven minutes, we knew we had time to get one more chance to win the game. And at the minute it always seems to fall to Knibbsy!
“The entertainment for the crowd has been lacking this season, we know it hasn’t been good enough. Recently we’ve got that entertainment back and we feel very confident again here (the Abbey).
“We can’t wait for the next home game now.”
Maris feels the added injection of quality and energy provided by United’s substitutions in recent games has proved a pivotal ingredient in their run of four consecutive League Two wins.
On the competition for places, he added: “Squad wise we have a number of players who can come on to the pitch and make a huge impact to change the game. Knibbsy has come on and scored, so has Andy (Dallas), and then Samir comes on and gets the assist for the winning goal.
“Whoever comes on, they all know their jobs. The pressure is to come on and score or make a positive impact on the performance from the bench or in the starting eleven, which we keep seem to be doing.”
Finally on the feel-good factor around the camp, the 23-year old adds: “We are all enjoying it a lot more at the minute. Everyone comes in with a smile on their face, and we all know our job for the team because we’re a unit and work hard in training.
“Bonz has simplified it all for us, and it’s showed on the pitch. Let’s see where it takes us.”