‘We need a win’ – confesses Dunne

Joe Dunne, whose Colchester side will entertain Sheffield United in the first round of the FA Cup

Joe Dunne, whose Colchester side will entertain Sheffield United in the first round of the FA Cup - Credit: Archant

Colchester United boss, Joe Dunne, knows more than anyone else how vital it is for his team to halt their win-less streak.

The U’s travel to Shrewsbury Town this evening, desperate to end a run of 10 league games without a win, and 11 in all competitions.

They have come so close to stopping the rot over the last fortnight – they conceded a 96th minute equaliser in their last home game against Walsall, and leaked three late goals in Saturday’s 3-1 defeat at Brentford.

“We just need a win, and I believe it will come,” insisted Dunne.

“In one game, somewhere, we’ll get a break, then get a second goal and kill off a team.


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“We’ve got to be good swimmers, because we are swimming against a very heavy tide at the momentum.

“But we will come out of this – it’s not as bad as last year (nine straight defeats).

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“I recognise that 10 games without a win becomes the headline, which masks how well some of my players are doing at the moment. It’s my job, as manager to pick them up.

“But I would acknowledge that we do need a win, in this run, for sure,” added Dunne.

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