It was terrible, admits Williams

COLCHESTER United manager Geraint Williams said that he felt “terrible” after seeing his side lose 3-0 at home to MK Dons.

Carl Marston

COLCHESTER United manager Geraint Williams said that he felt “terrible” after seeing his side lose 3-0 at home to MK Dons.

The U's were humbled by a second minute goal from Aaron Wilbraham and two late strikes from substitute Sam Baldock, to leave them second-from-bottom of League One.

Williams said: “The players and I feel terrible about this result. The fans pay good money to come to football matches, and if we don't perform, then they have every right to vent their frustration.

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“We all hate losing. I feel the pressure, but then you're always under pressure. Every manager is, though if you're averaging less than a point a game, which I am, then you feel it a bit more.

“We've brought a lot of good players into the club, but also let several go, which you have to. We need to make a profit for the long-term future of the club. We need to stabalise and get the club back up the league again.

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“Today was very disappointing, from the very first minute. That early goal set us back. It set the tone for the afternoon, and we never really got over it.

“The crowd became frustrated, which they are entitled to do. But I feel that I am the right man to see us climb the league again,” added Williams.

MK Dons manager Roberto Di Matteo expressed his sympathy for rival boss Williams at the final whistle.

The ex-Italy and Chelsea midfielder said: “I feel sympathy for Geraint Williams. He's a friend and I feel for him. You can't always win and I could be in that position at another time.

“We had a game plan but that was the perfect start for us We're quite a solid team, and it's up to the opposition to break us down. We're happy with the three points and a nice win, but nothing's going to change. It will count for nothing if we don't build on this,” added Di Matteo.

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