Lambert: U's 'on right road'

COLCHESTER United boss Paul Lambert reckons his side are “on the right road” after sharing a goalless draw with fifth-placed Scunthorpe.

Carl Marston

COLCHESTER United boss Paul Lambert reckons his side are “on the right road” after sharing a goalless draw with fifth-placed Scunthorpe.

The U's produced some good football and on another day could have scored a hatful of goals. But in the end they had to make do with a point.

“I'm very disappointed that we did not get all three points. I felt we were the better team and we started very well,” enthused Lambert.


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“It was very entertaining and we had some great chances to win the game. The onus is always on the home team to make the running, and at least we kept a clean-sheet.

“I believe we are on the right road. It's basically the same set of lads, with only Marc Tierney and Alan Maybury added in recent weeks. We're not a million miles away from where we want to be.

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“It's been a big turnaround in the last couple of months, and that's why you get these sort of jobs. I also thought our fans were great.”

Scunthorpe manager Nigel Adkins said: “It's a good point for us against a team that I think have several good players and will be pushing on up the table.

“It's a lovely stadium but the pitch was a bit bobbly. It was quite difficult out there. Gary Hooper missed a couple of chances that he has been putting away this season. You would put your house on him scoring.

“I thought we dealt well with the aerial threat of Colchester.”

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