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Colchester United boss Joe Dunne is not feeling anxious

PUBLISHED: 06:30 23 August 2014

Colchester United boss Joe Dunne

Colchester United boss Joe Dunne

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Colchester United might be third from bottom, with just one point gathered from a possible nine, but manager Joe Dunne is not feeling anxious.

The Dubliner had labelled the U’s 2-1 defeat at Notts County, when his team registered 26 goals attempts, as the best passing display he had witnessed since he became manager just under two years ago.

That’s why he is unlikely to be making changes, ahead of this afternoon’s visit of Doncaster Rovers.

“We will just carry on what we have been doing. Everyone is itching to give it a go, against Doncaster,” explained Dunne.

“I felt my two strikers (Jabo Ibehre and Freddie Sears) both played very well the other evening. On another night, they could have been celebrating double hat-tricks!

“It’s too early in the season to be getting anxious about results. Performances are a key for us, and I’m a great believer that things will even out during the course of a season.

“Of course we are in the business of winning games, and I need to keep the club stable in League One. But all that is missing at the moment is the win.

“I understand how fans feel. For some, the win is the be-all-and-end-all, but that’s not what we are all about.

“All fans are entitled to their opinions, and I have no problem with that, because instant gratification is everything in this day and age. But sometimes wins can paper over the cracks, and I don’t think we have any cracks to paper over.

“I am still very confident with what we are doing. Everyone remains positive,” added Dunne.

Winger Sanchez Watt played the full 90 minutes for the under-21 development squad, in a goalless draw at Sheffield United on Wednesday afternoon, on his return from injury, while David Wright played for an hour after his Achilles problem.

But Dunne will not be adding this duo to his squad for today’s test, against a Doncaster side relegated from last season.

“I was surprised and pleased that Sanchez played the whole game. But Sanchez is not ready yet, and nor is David,” confirmed Dunne.

Paul Hurst has been impressed with the form of goalkeeper Dean Gerken since the 33-year-old was brought into the side in place of Bartosz Bialkowski.

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Ipswich Town owner Marcus Evans and manager Paul Hurst met on Tuesday prior to the Blues’ 1-1 draw with Brentford.

Ipswich Town’s potential move for free agent central defender James Collins is ‘dead and buried now’ according to manager Paul Hurst.

Ipswich Town manager Paul Hurst will speak to the media at 1.30pm ahead of the weekend visit of Bolton Wanderers.

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Kayden Jackson is hoping his goal in Tuesday night’s 1-1 draw with Brentford is the first of many as he continues to get to grips with the challenge of the Championship.

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