“Dan will get another opportunity” – Colchester United boss Tony Humes

U's boss Tony Humes

U's boss Tony Humes - Credit: Richard Blaxall/Focus Images Ltd

Colchester United boss Tony Humes gave his thoughts, after watching his side claim a 3-2 win at Bishop’s Stortford in a pre-season friendly this afternoon.

Second-half goals by Jack Curtis, Dan Holman and Macauley Bonne made it three-wins-out-of-three for the U’s in pre-season.

“It was a tough test, but that’s what we wanted, and that’s what pre-season is all about,” explained Humes.

“Our football-side of it was very good, though to concede a couple of goals was disappointing.

“But it shows areas that we need to work on, which is what it is all about.

“Bishop’s Stortford have some good players and they are striving to get into the Conference. We knew it was going to be difficult, especially starting with a younger team.

“We scored some good goals. Jack Curtis, to be fair to him, has taken his opportunity.

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“Jack’s a good player, we know, and it will be good for him to experience that with the first team, and get the confidence from scoring a goal.

“It was also a good finish from Dan Holman, and as a striker Macauley Bonne also scored. Overall, though, we are still lacking a little match-sharpness.

“Dan (Holman) is like all the other players. He’s getting the opportunity, and scoring that goal keeps him in our thoughts.

“We will see where we get to, with what we are looking for with who to bring in.

“Dan will get another opportunity in the remaining games that we have got, so it’s up to him.

“As with everyone, he’s fighting for that starting line-up against Blackpool on August 8,” added Humes.

Dutchman Sherwin Grot and ex-Stoke youngster Tomi Adeloye were both given run-outs, as triallists.

Adeloye looks set for an extended stay at the club.

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