Ward: We’ll learn from this

COLCHESTER United manager John Ward says his side will try to learn from pass-masters Swansea City after the Championship club dumped them out of the FA Cup by a comfortable 4-0 margin this afternoon.

The League One visitors were left chasing shadows for much of today’s game at The Liberty Stadium as the Welsh hosts scored two goals in each half.

Ward said after the game that there was no shame in being second best though and that his side will be better for the experience.

“They are the best team I have seen for a long time,” said the U’s boss.

“There is a lot for us to take away from this experience. I’m glad we beat Bradford and Swindon Supermarine to get to the third round because it was better to come here and get beaten and learn something than be sitting at home today doing nothing.

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“We’ve been beaten by a far superior side today, a side that have realistic ambitions of getting into the Premier League.

“I like the way Brendan (Rodgers) has got Swansea playing though and now when I give the ball to my players in training on Monday morning and tell them to pass it they’ll know why.”

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– For more reaction, including Ward’s thoughts on conceding 11 goals in three games, see Monday’s EADT.

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