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Okuonghae admits U's need to cut out errors
Magnus Okuonghae has insisted Colchester United cannot afford to feel sorry for themselves, in the wake of a ten-match run without a win in League One.
But the U’s defender has admitted they must cut out the “ridiculous errors” if they are to get back to winning ways.
Colchester were beaten 3-1 at Brentford, after conceding three goals in the space of ten second-half minutes at Griffin Park.
Okuonghae had headed the U’s ahead early in the second half, only for the Bees to take advantage of individual errors to claim the three points.
Okuonghae said: “We can’t start feeling sorry for ourselves.
“It’s not a disaster by any stretch of the imagination and we have to take all of the positives.
“In some ways we can’t look at this result because by no stretch of the imagination have we been battered – we’ve given them two of their goals.
“We’ve lost at Brentford but it’s easy to pinpoint why we lost the game.
“I’m not standing here on a high horse saying people aren’t allowed to make mistakes.
“We seemed in control of the game but we’ve been punished for two errors.
“We have to be better as players and we know that.
“Other than those mistakes they’re not going to score and I thought that we beat ourselves, rather than the other way around which is the most disappointing thing.
“We have to stay positive but at the same time they are ridiculous errors that have led to us losing the game.
“But everyone makes mistakes and we have to stick together.
“If we play like that again at Shrewsbury tomorrow night, I’m very confident that we can get what we want from the game.”
For more on this story and all of the latest Colchester United news, including a full match report, pictures and reaction to the U's 3-1 defeat at Brentford last weekend, see Monday's Gazette.
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