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Colchester United boss Joe Dunne is not feeling anxious

PUBLISHED: 06:30 23 August 2014

Colchester United boss Joe Dunne

Colchester United boss Joe Dunne

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Colchester United might be third from bottom, with just one point gathered from a possible nine, but manager Joe Dunne is not feeling anxious.

The Dubliner had labelled the U’s 2-1 defeat at Notts County, when his team registered 26 goals attempts, as the best passing display he had witnessed since he became manager just under two years ago.

That’s why he is unlikely to be making changes, ahead of this afternoon’s visit of Doncaster Rovers.

“We will just carry on what we have been doing. Everyone is itching to give it a go, against Doncaster,” explained Dunne.

“I felt my two strikers (Jabo Ibehre and Freddie Sears) both played very well the other evening. On another night, they could have been celebrating double hat-tricks!

“It’s too early in the season to be getting anxious about results. Performances are a key for us, and I’m a great believer that things will even out during the course of a season.

“Of course we are in the business of winning games, and I need to keep the club stable in League One. But all that is missing at the moment is the win.

“I understand how fans feel. For some, the win is the be-all-and-end-all, but that’s not what we are all about.

“All fans are entitled to their opinions, and I have no problem with that, because instant gratification is everything in this day and age. But sometimes wins can paper over the cracks, and I don’t think we have any cracks to paper over.

“I am still very confident with what we are doing. Everyone remains positive,” added Dunne.

Winger Sanchez Watt played the full 90 minutes for the under-21 development squad, in a goalless draw at Sheffield United on Wednesday afternoon, on his return from injury, while David Wright played for an hour after his Achilles problem.

But Dunne will not be adding this duo to his squad for today’s test, against a Doncaster side relegated from last season.

“I was surprised and pleased that Sanchez played the whole game. But Sanchez is not ready yet, and nor is David,” confirmed Dunne.

Ipswich Town goalkeeper Bartosz Bialkowski discussed being left out of the team by former boss Paul Hurst, new coach Jimmy Walker and Paul Lambert’s positive impact when he spoke to the media this afternoon.

Paul Lambert has confirmed Jordan Graham is no longer in his plans at Ipswich Town with the winger’s loan set to be cut short in January.

Ipswich Town manager Paul Lambert has told owner Marcus Evans that he believes defender Jonas Knudsen is worthy of a new contract.

Ipswich Town manager Paul Lambert spoke to the media this afternoon ahead of the Friday night clash with West Bromwich Albion, and discussed the importance of the club’s fans creating a rocking Portman Road atmosphere as they try to escape the drop zone.

Mick McCarthy is the early favourite for vacant Republic of Ireland job following the departure of both Martin O’Neill and assistant Roy Keane.

In our daily feature, we take a look at what happened on this day in Ipswich Town’s history. Today we look back to David Gregory scoring a hat-trick as Town progressed to the next round of the League Cup.

Ipswich Town boss Paul Lambert is impressed with what he’s seen of the Blues’ academy during his early weeks of his reign.

Titus Bramble says Ipswich Town duo Andre Dozzell and Flynn Downes were stand-out performers at the recent England Under-20 camp.

Mark Heath, Andy Warren and Stuart Watson are back with another episode of the Kings of Anglia podcast.

Trevoh Chalobah was proud to captain England Under 20s in their 2-0 victory over Germany at Colchester on Monday night but has already turned his attention to Ipswich Town’s Friday clash with West Brom.

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