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Colchester United's Bean is happy to get back to goal-scoring ways
8:00am Friday 25th October 2013 in Sport
MARCUS Bean said it was a good feeling to finally break his Colchester United goalscoring duck.
The experienced midfielder netted his first goal in U’s colours when he scored their equaliser in the 1-1 draw at Shrewsbury Town, on Tuesday night.
Bean’s goal against the Shrews was his first since joining Colchester from Brentford, in June 2012.
And it ended a wait of more than 18 months without a goal, when Bean found the net for the Bees against Oldham.
Bean said: “It was good to finally get on the scoresheet.
“It’s been a while coming and it wasn’t a bad finish.
“The gaffer keeps encouraging me to get forward and it was nice to get the goal.
“It was a really good team move – Clint (Morrison) held the ball up really well and laid it off to me and I managed to guide it into the bottom corner.
“I’m enjoying playing and I think any footballer will tell you that it’s always disappointing when you’re not in the team.
“I’ve managed to get myself back into the side and the aim now is to stay there and keep putting in half-decent performances.”
Colchester’s draw at Shrewsbury came at a price, following the hamstring injuries suffered by both Freddie Sears and David Wright.
The injury-hit U’s handed a debut to striker Elliot Lee, following his loan move from West Ham United.
“It is difficult at the moment and I think if you asked them, every manager would like a settled side,” added Bean.
“But we’ll keep going and Elliott came in against Shrewsbury and I thought that he looked really bright.
“He was obviously always going to tire because he’s come from playing in West Ham’s under-21 team and it’s a different pace of football.
“But I thought that he showed a lot of quality.”
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