Overcast

Overcast

max temp: 17°C

min temp: 12°C

ESTD 1874 Search

‘The start of something good’ – Joe Dunne

11:25 30 January 2013

Joe Dunne, who has seen his side win three of their last four matches

Joe Dunne, who has seen his side win three of their last four matches

Archant

Understandably, there has been a spring in the step of every Colchester United player, since last Saturday’s 2-0 home win over Walsall.

Leapfrogging Scunthorpe to exit the bottom four was satisfying, but to end a club record nine straight defeats was even more important.

“It’s nice to get that monkey off your back,” admitted manager Joe Dunne yesterday.

“There’s nothing like getting a win. It does wonders for confidence in the group.

“Although recent performances had been good, even a point last weekend would have been a step in the right direction.

“Hopefully, it’s a start of something good, and we can go on a good run now.”

Dunne was full of praise for U’s debutant David Wright, the former Ipswich Town stalwart who had signed just 24 hours earlier.

“It was not easy for David to come straight in, but he made a big difference in a holding role,” confirmed Dunne.

The U’s travel to fellow strugglers Portsmouth this Saturday. Pompey have not won in 16 games, losing 2-0 at home to Notts County last night.

0 comments

Ipswich Town V Brighton last season. Ryan Fraser fires a shot in

Ipswich Town have an opportunity to quickly bounce back from a 1-0 defeat to Leeds as they host Brighton and Hove Albion at Portman Road tonight.

Ipswich's Tommy Smith gives his team the lead against Brighton at The Amex. File photo

Ipswich Town’s next home game takes place tonight – but how well do you know the opposition?

Skipper Luke Chambers applauds the fans following the Ipswich Town v Barnsley (Championship) match at Portman Road, Ipswich, on 06 August 2016.  Picture: Steve Waller   
www.stephenwaller.com

Ipswich Town captain Luke Chambers says the team has got to start trying to entertain the fans more ahead of tonight’s Championship clash with Brighton at Portman Road (7.45pm ko).

Skipper Luke Chambers on the ball during the Ipswich Town v Aston Villa (Championship) match at Portman Road, Ipswich, on 17 September 2016.    Picture: Steve Waller    www.stephenwaller.com

Ipswich Town skipper Luke Chambers feels criticism of him playing at right-back has been unjustified, but admits he’d love to nail down his preferred position of centre-back again.

Mick McCarthy after the final whistle at Leeds

Ipswich Town boss Mick McCarthy will continue to deploy a safety-first tactical approach heading into back-to-back home games.

Grant Ward about to shoot during the Ipswich Town v Aston Villa (Championship) match at Portman Road.   Picture: Steve Waller    www.stephenwaller.com

Ipswich Town have nine players out injured for tomorrow night’s visit of Championship high-fliers Brighton, but the good news is that Grant Ward and Teddy Bishop are both available for selection.

Mick McCarthy after the final whistle at Leeds. Photo: PAGEPIX LTD

Mick McCarthy has plenty of credit in the bank at Ipswich Town, but that could rapidly start to run out unless things begin to change.

Brett Pitman is injured in a collision with Leeds defender Pontus Jannson

Ipswich Town boss Mick McCarthy conceded his team were ‘poor’ in today’s 1-0 defeat at Leeds United and admitted a lack of goals is a concern.

Jonathan Douglas miss-times a volley on the edge of the Leeds penalty area

Chris Wood’s first half goal was enough to secure Leeds United a fully-deserved 1-0 home victory over Ipswich Town this afternoon with Mick McCarthy’s men lacking an attacking edge.

Freddie Sears rues a missed effort during the Ipswich Town v Aston Villa (Championship) match at Portman Road, Ipswich, on 17 September 2016.    Picture: Steve Waller    www.stephenwaller.com

Hoping for back-to-back away league wins, Mick McCarthy’s Ipswich visit Gary Monk’s Leeds.

Most read

Great Days Out

cover

Click here to view
the Great Days Out
supplement

View

Most commented

HOT JOBS

Show Job Lists

Streetlife

Newsletter Sign Up

Sign up to the following newsletters:

MyDate24 MyPhotos24