Magnus wants to lead by example for U's

Great start - Magnus Okuonghae salutes the U's fans following Colchester's 2-2 draw with Oldham Athletic. Picture: STEVE ARGENT (CO97648-20)

Great start - Magnus Okuonghae salutes the U's fans following Colchester's 2-2 draw with Oldham Athletic. Picture: STEVE ARGENT (CO97648-20)

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Magnus Okuonghae celebrated being named Colchester United’s new captain with an opening-day goal – and then pledged to lead by example this season.

Okuonghae, who was unveiled as the club’s skipper last week, scored the U’s opener in an entertaining 2-2 draw with Oldham Athletic at the Weston Homes Community Stadium.

It is Okuonghae’s second stint as Colchester skipper, having previously been given the role as a young player under former boss Aidy Boothroyd in the 2009-10 season.

The 29-year-old defender says he learnt a lot from that spell – and aims to use that experience to his advantage.

Okuonghae said: “I’m honoured to have the armband and I’ve been here a long time.

“Hopefully, I can lead the boys and we can try and do something special."

For more on this story and all of the latest Colchester United news, including five pages of coverage of the U's game with Oldham Athletic, see Monday's Daily Gazette.

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10:57am Mon 11 Aug 14

angryman!!! says...

Hopefully he can, the defence is certainly our weakest spot, backed up by both goals conceded Saturday.
Hopefully he can, the defence is certainly our weakest spot, backed up by both goals conceded Saturday. angryman!!!
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12:35pm Mon 11 Aug 14

mojo51 says...

He needs to up his game along with all the defence, same old mistakes. There does not seem to be any communication between the defence, you do not hear anyone taking control and shouting / organising at the back.
Walker was poor on Saturday.
I would like to see Chris Lewington in goal as he takes control and is forever shouting at his defence.
He needs to up his game along with all the defence, same old mistakes. There does not seem to be any communication between the defence, you do not hear anyone taking control and shouting / organising at the back. Walker was poor on Saturday. I would like to see Chris Lewington in goal as he takes control and is forever shouting at his defence. mojo51
  • Score: 5

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