Partly Cloudy

Partly Cloudy

max temp: 14°C

min temp: 8°C

Search

We are “in a rut” – Joe Dunne

PUBLISHED: 09:51 26 December 2012

Joe Dunne

Joe Dunne

PAGEPIX LTD 07976 935738

COLCHESTER United’s beleaguered boss, Joe Dunne, admits that his side are “in a rut.”

But the Irishman is urging U’s fans to get behind his players, despite the recent dreadful run, to create a positive rather than negative atmosphere at home to high-flying Brentford this afternoon.

“We are in a rut, where nothing goes right for us, and it would be easy to sit around and feel sorry for ourselves,” explained Dunne.

“But what I want the fans to realise is that they’ve got to keep with the players, because characters are different these days.

“We need to stick together, because we have a really tough time coming up.

“We’ve now got an amazing run of fixtures against teams near the top of the league, who are favourites for promotion. We are really going to have to dig in.

“Yet I’ll back my players. Everyone has had a go now – I’ve changed players and I’ve changed systems, and still the result hasn’t come. But it will. We have to believe, and keep pushing.

“I want the fans to turn up on Boxing Day to support the team, and support the players. Whatever they think of me is entirely up to them.”

The U’s have lost eight of their last nine matches, and have lost their last five games on the bounce.

Furthermore, they look set to be without striker Jabo Ibehre this afternoon, due to an abdominal injury.

By contrast, Brentford have won seven and drawn the other two of their last nine league games.

0 comments

Ipswich Town take on Sheffield Wednesday, in a Championship clash, at Portman Road this afternoon (3pm ko).

Ipswich Town take on Sheffield Wednesday in their final home game of the 2016/17 season this afternoon. Here’s what’s been said in the Owls camp.

We want to see your pictures and video from the last home game of the season for Ipswich Town this afternoon!

Ipswich Town take on Sheffield Wednesday in their home game of the 2016/17 season today (3pm ko). Here’s where the game could be won and lost.

Ipswich Town take on Sheffield Wednesday, at Portman Road, in their final home game of this season (3pm ko). Here a few bets you might fancy.

Ipswich Town take on Sheffield Wednesday in their final home game of the 2016/17 season this afternoon. Here’s your match preview.

Are the roads and railways clear and will you need a coat or your sunglasses at Ipswich Town’s final Portman Road game of the season?

Ipswich Town round off their home campaign in the Championship with a game against play-off chasing Sheffield Wednesday this afternoon.

Today we take a look back at a big triumph for Town over today’s opponents Sheffield Wednesday, back in 2007.

Ipswich Town boss Mick McCarthy says the progress made by young full-backs Myles Kenlock and Josh Emmanuel have been a positive in a disappointing season.

Most read

Eating Out in the Broads

cover

Click here to view
the Eating Out
supplement

View

Visit the Broads

cover

Click here to view
the Visit the Broads
supplement

View

Most commented

HOT JOBS

Show Job Lists

Newsletter Sign Up

Sign up to the following newsletters:

Sign up to receive our regular email newsletter
MyDate24 MyPhotos24