No surprises at Colchester United

Colchester United players are all smiles while celebrating Marvin Sordell's goal which wrapped up a 2-0 win over Bradford...

Colchester United players are all smiles while celebrating Marvin Sordell's goal which wrapped up a 2-0 win over Bradford on Tuesday evening - 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.


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“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.”

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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.”

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