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U's are due a big win, says Dunne
Colchester United manager Joe Dunne believes his side are due a big win in League One.
But he has called for U’s fans to be patient with his side, as they continue to play their attacking brand of football.
Colchester have started the new league season unbeaten, after winning two and drawing two of their first four matches, conceding only twice.
They lie fifth in the table and this weekend entertain early leaders Leyton Orient, who have won all four of their league matches so far.
Dunne said: “We’ve taken eight points from four games and I think that’s OK.
“I think there are a lot of other teams who would have liked that start.
“I’m OK with the expectation levels, as long as people are patient with us with the football we’re trying to play.
“The players were disappointed that they were unable to win against Carlisle and we’re due a big result with the chances we create.
“Nothing’s perfect - we’re always looking to improve both on and off the pitch.
“It would be wrong of us to not try and make things better, by learning from what we’ve done.”
Colchester finished their game against Carlisle United last Friday with three of their Academy players on the field.
Tosin Olufemi completed 90 minutes in the 1-1 draw, after being handed his first-ever senior start for the U’s at left-back in place of the virus-hit Ryan Dickson.
And fellow teenagers Drey Wright and Alex Gilbey both came on as second-half substitutes, at the Weston Homes Community Stadium.
Dunne said: “These young players have got no fear.
“Tosin has pace which helps to start with, especially when you’re up against someone like David Amoo.
“I think he deserves great credit for sticking to his task and he played out of position without batting an eyelid.”
Wright came on against Carlisle as a late substitute for Sanchez Watt, who is slowly regaining full fitness following an ankle problem.
The former Arsenal youngster has been using an ice machine in a bid to shake off the injury and Dunne added: “Sanchez just needs to complete a game now.
“I took him off against Carlisle but he’s nearly there.”
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