Chris Porter returns to his former club Colchester United this weekend aiming to end his own goal drought.
Porter leads the club’s goalscoring charts with six goals in all competitions this season but he has now surprisingly gone ten matches without scoring. His last goals came in that emphatic 5-1 win over Carlisle back in September and the 33-year-old striker says although he enjoyed his time with the U’s there will be no sentiment at the weekend.
Porter told the club’s official website: “It has been a frustrating time for me, because I made a good start and scored a few goals. I am going through a bit of a drought at the moment but it happens in football.
“I have been through them before and come through it, so there is no reason why I can’t again. I always feel that if you are going through a run without a goal, you have to work even harder and I have been out there doing extra after training.
“I am still getting chances. I should have scored on Saturday (against Accrington) so that is a good thing. I don’t mind how one goes in. I’m sure if one goes in then I will go on a run again.
“As a striker, you have little dips and then times when it is all rosy and everything goes in. You cannot afford to beat yourself up about it. You just have to get on with it.
“I had some great times at Colchester and I know a lot of the people there and the players there, so I am looking forward to it. I enjoyed my time there.
“I want Colchester to do well this season but not on Saturday. I am a professional and I want to get on the scoresheet and help Crewe get the points. That’s my job now.”