No surprises at Colchester United
- Credit: Sarah Lucy brown
Colchester United boss Tony Humes insists he is not surprised with how his team have strung together such a marvellous run of results, to rise into the top 10.
The U’s have won their last four league games – the first time they have achieved the fete in nearly six years, since the days of Aidy Boothroyd at the end of 2009.
It is all the more remarkable when considered that the U’s failed to win any of their first eight league and cup games.
“I’m not surprised, not really,” explained Humes.
“I’m obviously very happy, but when you’ve got quality in your team, you’ve got to use it, pushing the opposition back. We’ve got a lot of strengths in the team.
“We said early on in the season that we were playing well, without getting the rewards.
“What we have become is a little more clinical. We’ve taken our chances.”
- 1 The most beautiful places to live in Suffolk - according to estate agents
- 2 Cash machines stolen in ram raid at Tesco in Brandon
- 3 Serious fire breaks out at home in Woodbridge
- 4 Town set to appeal Morsy's FA charge
- 5 Weather warning in place for Suffolk as temperatures plunge below freezing
- 6 Norwood set to stay... despite seven clubs showing interest
- 7 20th century former light railway station to be converted into properties
- 8 The Secrets of Dunwich: East Anglia's lost capital
- 9 Devastated family wrongly told prisoner hanged himself weeks before release
- 10 North Stander: Now we can win ugly, and that's so important
The two in-form teams, in League One, go head-to-head at the Weston Homes Community Stadium this Saturday.
Visitors Bury have won their last five league games, and in fact have won all six league and cup games during the month of September.
David Flitcroft’s side are up to fourth in the table, and Flitcroft himself looks set to pip Humes to the League One manager-of-the-month award.
“Bury have done terrifically well. They are on a good run, and are a very well organised team,” continued Humes.
“But they will be looking at us and thinking it’s going to be a tough game as well.”