‘I wouldn’t say these are worrying times’ – Colchester United boss Tony Humes
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Colchester United boss Tony Humes admitted that Saturday’s team display was the poorest, since he became manager at the beginning of September.
The U’s were humbled 1-0 at home by previously out-of-sorts Coventry City, losing to Gary Madine’s 74th minute close-range effort.
The Sky Blues, who had only won one of their previous 10 league games, were rarely threatened by the under-performing U’s.
“I wouldn’t say these are worrying times, because we know that we are a good team,” insisted Humes.
“The players have still got to have belief in themselves, and you don’t become a poor team overnight.
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“But I think I can say that this was the first poor performance that we have had, over the last 14 games. We were a little better against Port Vale.
“As a new manager, I think you often find that for the first 10 to 12 games everything is very positive, and you move forward.
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“Then things get tougher, which is when we have to come together as a group. It becomes difficult when someone doesn’t want to work.
“We can’t feel sorry for ourselves. We want to prove next week that this was a one-off,” added Humes.