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COLCHESTER United's new manager Paul Lambert praised his players for a “terrific” performance to mark his first game in charge with a 2-1 victory at Stockport County.

Carl Marston

COLCHESTER United's new manager Paul Lambert praised his players for a “terrific” performance to mark his first game in charge with a 2-1 victory at Stockport County.

Clive Platt struck with an 87th minute winner at Edgeley Park, after David Perkins' 20th minute opener had been cancelled out by a 42nd minute header from Matty McNeil.

Lambert said: “It was just a matter of getting that self-belief back. It's always been there, so I haven't had to do that much.


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“There's no point in having all the ability in the world if you're not prepared to get hurt. We started well and could have been two-up inside the first 10 minutes.

“There were some terrific performances all over the pitch. It was a colossal performance, and now we have to build on that for Tuesday (against Millwall).

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“We only have a moment to celebrate this win. Now I really want us to get that first win at home. We showed a great work ethic today. We've got some top players at this club, and they've had to take a few knocks lately.

“It was very important to get this win, especially at a tough place like Stockport. The players did it for themselves,” added Lambert.

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