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Colchester United 1 Wycombe Wanderers 2, match reaction:’To score only one goal is not good enough’ – U’s boss John McGreal

PUBLISHED: 17:48 23 September 2017 | UPDATED: 17:56 23 September 2017

U's boss John McGreal pictured during the U's 2-1 home defeat to Wycombe. Picture: STEVE WALLER

U's boss John McGreal pictured during the U's 2-1 home defeat to Wycombe. Picture: STEVE WALLER

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Colchester United boss, John McGreal, rued his side’s missed changes in today’s 2-1 home defeat to Wycombe Wanderers.

“Their keeper (Scott Brown) played a blinder,” explained McGreal.

“But we’ve got to take it on the chin and just keep it going. We’ve got to keep working hard.

“There were one or to groans when the players came off the pitch at the end, but we’re not too far off. The boys have put in another terrific shift.

“I thought we were unlucky not to get three points, let alone even a point.

“We had about 17 or 18 shots, and their keeper made some wonderful saves.

“We missed some good chances, including Kyel Reid late on when he was free at the back post but fired it wide.

“But to only score one goal is not good enough,” added McGreal.

The U’s suffered their first home league defeat of the season, and only their third home league loss of 2017.

Craig Mackail-Smith netted the winner on 67 minutes, after Brandon Hanlan had marked his full debut with a 43rd minute equaliser, following Nathan Tyson’s 31st minute opener.

Ipswich Town have taken up their option to extend Freddie Sears’ contract until the summer of 2020.

Jon Nolan is back in the team under Paul Lambert. STUART WATSON spoke to the midfielder about Paul Hurst’s sacking, stepping up to the Championship and the visit of Wigan.

Paul Lambert will continue to ‘protect’ talented midfielder Teddy Bishop as the youngster strives for fitness following a long injury lay-off.

Ipswich Town manager Paul Lambert says he won’t sanction any player departures until he has signed the players he wants in January.

Former Ipswich Town striker Marcus Stewart has asked to leave Bristol Rovers following the departure of Darrell Clarke this morning.

Signing strikers will be a top priority for Ipswich Town manager Paul Lambert in January. ANDY WARREN looks at names who could fit the bill for the Blues.

In our daily feature, we take a look at what happened on this day in Ipswich Town’s history. Today features a goal from Tony Mowbray in a European triumph, plus a victory over Leeds United.

Paul Lambert spoke to the media this afternoon ahead of Saturday’s visit of Wigan Athletic.

Midfielder Cole Skuse believes he is ahead of schedule after undergoing a minor operation on the knee injury which is expected to keep him out for eight weeks.

Freddie Sears knows Ipswich Town must add goals to their team, with the January transfer window just around the corner.

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