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Dunne is confident U's will start scoring
Joe Dunne admits his Colchester United side need to be more ruthless in front of goal.
But the U’s boss has full confidence that his team will soon start hitting the net with more regularity.
Dunne says he understands the frustrations of Colchester supporters, who have seen their team manage only ten goals in League One this season.
However, he admits he currently has not got the funds available to boost his forward options in the loan market.
Dunne said: “The chairman has been brilliant but the budget is tight and the money isn’t there to just go out and get a new striker.
“The way we play, we need other people chipping in with goals - that’s always been my onus.
“I accept that we need to add goals to our game - we should have scored more in the games that we’ve played.
“They’ll be many people saying we need a new striker and it’s a realistic thought process to have.
“If you’re not scoring enough goals, then the logical thing to suggest is to sign a new striker and play with two up front.
“But in this formation last year we managed to score goals and we’ll do that this season too - I have trust in the players to do that.
“We need that second goal and we have had chances to get that second goal.
“We can’t falter on our principles and all of the time that I’m in charge, I won’t do that."
Colchester were beaten 4-2 by Norwich City in an under-21 friendly.
Conor Hubble and Ryan Melaugh got the U's goals in the second half, after the Canaries had raced into a four-goal lead.
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