“I’m a very proud manager” – Colchester United boss Kevin Keen

U's boss Kevin Keen

U's boss Kevin Keen - Credit: Richard Blaxall/Focus Images Ltd

Colchester United boss, Kevin Keen, insisted that he was “a very proud manager” after seeing his side beat Charlton 2-1 in an FA Cup third round tie this afternoon.

First-half goals by George Moncur and Marvin Sordell, in the 28th and 41st minutes, secured the U’s a deserved passage into the fourth round.

“We deserved it. The players were fantastic. I thought they were really, really good today,” enthused Keen.

“On the back of three really good performances in the league, when we did not get our rewards, today we finally got our reward.

“It shows that so many of my players should be playing at a higher level.

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“I thought we were very good, especially in the first half, and we then defended well in the second period.

“I’m a very happy manager today, and I’ve got a little bit of a sore throat now.

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“But I am a very proud manager,” added Keen.

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