‘The start of something good’ – Joe Dunne

Joe Dunne, who has seen his side win three of their last four matches

Joe Dunne, who has seen his side win three of their last four matches - Credit: Archant

Understandably, there has been a spring in the step of every Colchester United player, since last Saturday’s 2-0 home win over Walsall.

Leapfrogging Scunthorpe to exit the bottom four was satisfying, but to end a club record nine straight defeats was even more important.

“It’s nice to get that monkey off your back,” admitted manager Joe Dunne yesterday.

“There’s nothing like getting a win. It does wonders for confidence in the group.

“Although recent performances had been good, even a point last weekend would have been a step in the right direction.


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“Hopefully, it’s a start of something good, and we can go on a good run now.”

Dunne was full of praise for U’s debutant David Wright, the former Ipswich Town stalwart who had signed just 24 hours earlier.

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“It was not easy for David to come straight in, but he made a big difference in a holding role,” confirmed Dunne.

The U’s travel to fellow strugglers Portsmouth this Saturday. Pompey have not won in 16 games, losing 2-0 at home to Notts County last night.

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