Character is key for Dunne as U's hunt for new signings continues

On the lookout - U's manager Joe Dunne wants any new signings he makes to have the character. Picture: WARREN PAGE

On the lookout - U's manager Joe Dunne wants any new signings he makes to have the character. Picture: WARREN PAGE

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Colchester United manager Joe Dunne admits it is imperative he signs players with the right character this summer.

The U’s boss is closing in on new signings, as he prepares his side for a brand new campaign in League One.

Dunne admits that his side were not strong enough at times in certain games, last season.

And as he edges closer to bringing in new faces, mental toughness is high on his list of player attributes.

Dunne said: “The recruitment strategy is character and that will be key.

“They will already tick the ability box.

“Mentally, we need to be stronger as a group at moments when we need it, in important moments in games.

“Individuals need to be mentally stronger and that’s part of what we want to bring to the group for next season.”

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3:46pm Thu 19 Jun 14

shaundaw says...

fingers crossed so good news soon come on the u's let's have a good season
fingers crossed so good news soon come on the u's let's have a good season shaundaw
  • Score: 5

3:59pm Thu 19 Jun 14

down the line says...

So we are actually going to sign a player then?
So we are actually going to sign a player then? down the line
  • Score: 1

7:45pm Thu 19 Jun 14

BlueandWhiteBaz says...

I'm afraid you'll have to put up with whoever you can get Joey boy. Beggars can't be choses.
I'm afraid you'll have to put up with whoever you can get Joey boy. Beggars can't be choses. BlueandWhiteBaz
  • Score: 2

9:12am Fri 20 Jun 14

Shrubendlad says...

After the England World Cup fiasco-ITS PREPARATION NOT WAGES
7 weeks to prepare-NO stupid injuries playing village cloggers.
After the England World Cup fiasco-ITS PREPARATION NOT WAGES 7 weeks to prepare-NO stupid injuries playing village cloggers. Shrubendlad
  • Score: 2

1:06pm Fri 20 Jun 14

totallyfootball says...

Surely the targets should have been identified last season not now?
Surely the targets should have been identified last season not now? totallyfootball
  • Score: 1

8:14pm Fri 20 Jun 14

BlueandWhiteBaz says...

I wouldn't mind betting most of the targets are going elsewhere!
I wouldn't mind betting most of the targets are going elsewhere! BlueandWhiteBaz
  • Score: 2

5:43pm Sat 21 Jun 14

thillewe says...

I've heard we are signing Freddy Eastwood, he did bang the goals in for Southend a few years ago. Could be a great signing if he stays fit.
I've heard we are signing Freddy Eastwood, he did bang the goals in for Southend a few years ago. Could be a great signing if he stays fit. thillewe
  • Score: -2

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