Dunne makes sure the U’s ‘man up’

Craig Eastmond in action during the U's 1-0 win over Peterborough on Saturday

Craig Eastmond in action during the U's 1-0 win over Peterborough on Saturday - Credit: Archant

Colchester United boss, Joe Dunne, hailed his side’s “aggressive approach” during Saturday’s glorious 1-0 win over high-flying Peterborough.

The Dubliner was delighted with birthday boy Macauley Bonne’s 70th minute winner, but made sure that he praised his whole team for that first win in 12 games.

“We took a very aggressive approach,” insisted Dunne.

“I felt we needed to man up a bit, to get this win that everyone was talking about.

“I was getting a bit sick of hearing about this 11-game thing.


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“I don’t think we had been getting enough credit, because behind the headline of ‘no wins’ there had been some very good performances, and some hard-fought draws.

“I didn’t want to talk about the injured players before the game, I wanted to concentrate on the players we had.

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“And it felt like the Layer Road days a bit today,” added Dunne.

The U’s had drawn seven and lost four of their previous 11 games, before ending the sequence with a a third victory of the season, over Posh.

The U’s next game is at Rotherham on Saturday.

Freddie Sears, David Wright, Josh Thompson, Tom Eastman, Sanchez Watt, Drey Wright, Jabo Ibehre, Tosin Olufemi, Gavin Massey and Daniel Pappoe all missed out due to injuries last weekend, and all might remain sidelined for the trip to South Yorkshire.

However, Dunne is hopeful that Eastman and Olufemi will return to training this week. Ibehre and Massey both failed late fitness tests before the Peterborough game.

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