Watch: Dobra scores his first goal for Colchester

Colchester United's Armando Dobra breaks during the Papa John's Trophy match at the JobServe Communi

Armando Dobra scored his first goal for Colchester United last night. - Credit: PA

Ipswich Town loanee Armando Dobra scored his first goal for Colchester United last night.

The 20-year-old's one-on-one finish sealed the U's a 1-0 home win against West Ham U21s in the Papa John's Trophy.

“I haven't scored in a while and to get that first goal was a very proud moment for me,” he told the Colchester Gazette.

“I saw the keeper come out and I thought I'd just dink it over him, so I'm really happy. I hope I can get many more for the team.

“I want to show the gaffer what I can do in these games and play as well as I can to give him a problem for the league games."

Dobra is yet to start a League Two game since joining the Essex club at the end of August.

He was an unused substitute in a 3-2 win at Barrow, came on in the 66th minute of 1-0 home loss to Crawley and was introduced in the 86th minute of last weekend's 0-0 draw at Swindon.

Ipswich, who lost 2-1 to West Ham U21s at Portman Road, travel to Gillingham next Tuesday for their second Group A match.

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They'll then host Colchester - whose squad includes a glut of former Town players, including Luke Chambers and Cole Skuse - on Tuesday, November 9.

It's unlikely that Dobra will be able to line-up against his current employers under the terms of his loan.

Colchester host Salford City this Saturday.


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