‘The start of something good’ – Joe Dunne
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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.