‘It’s hard to take’ – Joe Dunne

Joe Dunne

Joe Dunne - Credit: Archant

COLCHESTER United boss Joe Dunne slammed his team’s performance following this afternoon’s dismal 5-1 home defeat at the hands of Tranmere Rovers.

The U’s were blown away by goals from Max Power and Jean-Louis Akpa Akpro in the first-half, and then second-half efforts by Ash Taylor, Cole Stockton and Michael O’Halloran (penalty).

The U’s sole reply came from Magnus Okuonghae, who had netted a 28th minute equaliser.

“It’s hard to take,” admitted Dunne.

“It’s very disappointing for us in the changing room, and we need to respond quickly on Tuesday (against Yeovil).


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“I thought the goals we conceded were very, very poor, and we were second best all over the pitch.

“We didn’t deserve anything today. Basic errors have cost us.

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“I told the players what I thought, after the game, and I will not accept another performance like this.

“It has to be the last time we play like that.

“That’s the first time we’ve looked like a bottom four team, I admit that,” added Dunne.

The U’s stay fourth-form-bottom.

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