No time to cherish first win for Colchester United boss Tony Humes

George Elokobi, on the ground, is sent off during the 3-2 win at Sheffield United. The U's centre-ha

George Elokobi, on the ground, is sent off during the 3-2 win at Sheffield United. The U's centre-half therefore misses tomorrow's game, because of a one-match ban. - Credit: Richard Blaxall/Focus Images Ltd

Colchester United boss, Tony Humes, has barely had time to enjoy the moment of his team winning their first game of the season, before turning his thoughts to another League One challenge this weekend.

Humes was delighted with the way his U’s team performed, during Tuesday night’s rollercoaster 3-2 win at Sheffield United.

That represented the U’s first win, from nine league and cup starts, at the same time propelling the Essex club out of the relegation zone.

“You stew over the defeats for a long time, but when you win a game you’re immediately thinking about the next game,” explained Humes, during yesterday’s press conference.

“So you don’t get the enjoyment as much as maybe the negativity of the games you win and lose.

“But it was massive boost for us to go somewhere like Sheffield Untied and get the three points, while playing very well. Now we’ve got to take that forward.

“We’ve got tough games coming up, starting against Gillingham, but if our performances are good, we have a chance of winning games,” added Humes.

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The U’s boss will have to make at least one change to the side that triumphed at Bramall Lane – centre-half George Elokobi was sent off late on against the Blades, for a professional foul, and so will serve a one-match suspension tomorrow.

Either Frankie Kent or Alex Wynter will replace Elokobi, alongside stalwart defender Tom Eastman in the heart of defence.

Club captain Chris Porter will remain sidelined with an ankle injury – he could return for the away game at Swindon the following weekend – but midfielder Alex Gilbey is fit again after a hamstring injury.

Both keeper Jamies Jones and striker Marvin Sordell are set for home debuts against the Gills.

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