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Dunne: it's going to take a "monumental" effort to pull clear of danger
COLCHESTER United manager Joe Dunne has admitted it will take a “monumental” effort from his players to pull away from danger after their losing run continued at Walsall.
The U’s were beaten 1-0 at the Banks’s Stadium against a Saddlers side who had previously not won in 16 matches.
Colchester will head into their home match against Brentford on Boxing Day (kick-off 3pm) on the back of five successive defeats and lie two points above the League One relegation zone.
Dunne said: “We have a difficult run of games coming up and we’re really going to have to dig in – it’s going to take a monumental effort for us to get out of it.
“We have two home games coming up now and I want the fans to realise that they need to keep with the players.
“This group needs to stay together and we have to keep believing – we don’t have any choice.
“It’s not great at the moment and the fans haven’t had much cheer but we’re trying very hard to turn things around.
“I want them to support the club and the players - what they might think of me is entirely up to them.
“The players will have to work hard to get us out of this as well as me.”
For the full story and more coverage, see Monday's Daily Gazette.