‘A few home truths were said’ – Colchester United’s John McGreal

John McGreal gives directions during the 1-0 home defeat to Barnet on Saturday. Picture: STEVE WALLE

John McGreal gives directions during the 1-0 home defeat to Barnet on Saturday. Picture: STEVE WALLER - Credit: Picture: Steve Waller

Colchester United boss John McGreal did not mince his words after Saturday’s shock 1-0 home defeat to bottom club Barnet.

Courtney Senior, left, looks distraught as Barnet players celebrate Alex Nicholls' goal, which prove

Courtney Senior, left, looks distraught as Barnet players celebrate Alex Nicholls' goal, which proved to be the only one of the match. Picture: STREVE WALLER - Credit: Picture: Steve Waller

The U’s are now seven points adrift of the League Two play-offs, going into their last 11 games of the season, following back-to-back defeats at the hands of relegation candidates Crewe and Barnet.

Performances, as well as results, have fallen well below expectations.

“There’s no dressing up today, there are no positives to take from this match,” confessed McGreal.

“It’s one where we just look at it, have a debrief, and then draw a line under it.

- Carl Marston’s main Talking Points

“A few home truths were said in there (home dressing room) at the end of the match.

“We still believe we can make the play-offs, and we’ve got to get the fans believing in that as well, because no doubt about it we have put in two poor performances, and have not deserved any points.”

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Alex Nicholls netted the Barnet winner on 66 minutes.

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