Dunne reaction: U’s caught cold by team with ‘no strikers’

Colchester manager Joe Dunne

Colchester manager Joe Dunne - Credit: Archant

Colchester United boss Joe Dunne admitted that his side had an off-day, during this afternoon’s 2-1 home defeat to Swindon.

The U’s were undone by close-range goals from Nicky Ajose and Dany N’Guessan, on 27 and 47 minutes.

Magnus Okuonghae did pull a goal back with a 78th minute header, but it was not enough to salvage a point for the under-performing U’s.

“It was a disappointing defeat. It was an off-day,” admitted Dunne.

“I thought we did really well for the first 25 minutes, against a team who played with no strikers.

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“We weren’t expecting that, and it’s not often you come across a side playing with no strikers. But all credit to them, because they will say that it worked.

“We had a couple of chances, but the goal knocked our confidence a bit, and the atmosphere in the ground changed.

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“We tried to force thj ball after that.

“Our possession stats would be good, but we didn’t use it well enough,” added Dunne.


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