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Colchester United assistant manager Mark Kinsella says U's control their own destiny.
Colchester United keeper says the team never lost faith in their own ability.
Sam Walker, who's on loan at Colchester from Chelsea, said that the players kept believing in themselves particularly during their bad run.
Colchester assistant manager Mark Kinsella says Shrewsbury will be a tough test.
"It's an opportunity we've put ourselves in. It's a job that we can do ourselves rather than count on other results".
The threat of relegation became a big issue for the U's after they suffered a club record nine straight league defeats. But Kinsella believes the players are better for the experience.
Colchester United assistant manager Mark Kinsella is hoping their League One status can be finally be confirmed on home soil at the weekend.
The U's are five points above the drop zone with two games left. A win over Shrewsbury Town on Saturday will secure their safety at the expense of Scunthorpe.
"It's in our own hands," said Kinsella, who attended the pre-match media briefing with manager Joe Dunne away for family reasons.
"We don't want to be going up to Carlisle next week looking to get something."