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‘It never rains, but it pours’ – Joe Dunne

11:56 13 December 2012

Alex Gilbey, who picked up an ankle injury during the U

Alex Gilbey, who picked up an ankle injury during the U's under-21s 2-2 draw against Millwall on Monday night, and so is doubtful for this weekend


COLCHESTER United boss, Joe Dunne, admits that he is “down to the bare bones,” in terms of a squad for this Saturday’s tough trip to in-form Bournemouth.


The U’s are already without the suspended trio of Marcus Bean, Gavin Massey and Magnus Okuonghae, and there are other possible absentees as well.

Speaking at this morning’s press conference, Dunne explained: “We are down to the bare bones.

“And I have others feeling under-the-weather, so I will have to see how it pans out.

“They say that ‘it never rains, but it pours,’ but there’s always a silver lining, and I hope that suffering will breed character,” added Dunne.

While Arsenal loanee Craig Eastmond has already gone back to the Emirates early, due to a fractured metatarsal, centre-half Matt Heath remains sidelined through injury.

Teenagers Alex Gilbey and Freddie Ladapo, possible squad candidates for this weekend’s trip to the Dorset coast, both picked up injuries while playing for the U’s under-21s on Monday night.

And with a couple of other first team players struggling with illness this week, Dunne will have some juggling to do, in terms of team selection, against promotion-chasing Bournemouth.



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