‘I’m not looking for excuses’ – Anthony Wordsworth

SKIPPER Anthony Wordsworth could not put his finger on why Colchester United failed to replicate the form of their previous two matches, at Yeovil on Saturday.

The U’s went down 3-1 at Huish Park, so suffering their first defeat under new manager Joe Dunne following back-to-back victories.

“It was disappointing because we just didn’t get going. We weren’t as fluent as we were in the first two games,” admitted Wordsworth.

“I’m not looking for excuses. You could use the excuse that it was our third game in eight days, but we are professional footballers and so we should be prepared for that.

“I can’t really put my finger on why we didn’t perform as we had been.

“I have no complaints with the result, because of the way we played. We would have won, if we had played like we had done in the previous two games. When we got it back to 1-1, the next goal was always going to be important. If we’d got it, we could have gone on to score three or four.

“But they got that goal, and just before half-time, which was a blow, and we found it difficult to get back into it in the second half.

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“We tried, but we didn’t create much and chances were limited.”

The U’s travel to Northampton Town tomorrow, for a Johnstone’s Paint Trophy second round tie. Manager Dunne is expected to make several changes for this game.

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