Dunne hails U's young guns

Gazette: Impressive - Drey Wright capped an excellent individual display with a goal in Colchester United's defeat against Brentford. Picture: STEVE ARGENT (CO73751-04) Impressive - Drey Wright capped an excellent individual display with a goal in Colchester United's defeat against Brentford. Picture: STEVE ARGENT (CO73751-04)

Joe Dunne has praised the contribution of his young players in Colchester United’s defeat against Brentford.

Drey Wright was outstanding and scored on his first league start for the U’s, while Alex Gilbey also made his senior league bow.

Teenage striker Freddie Ladapo made his maiden first-team appearance for the U’s, as a second-half substitute.

Dunne said: “Drey Wright was outstanding and I’m pleased for the lad.

“He had an exceptional full debut and really showed his strength.

“Gavin Massey also did well after coming back into the team and that’s how I want the team to play.

“It was a shame that I had to take Alex Gilbey off so soon into his senior debut.

“He was so desperate to do well but all of the young players showed great courage and they’ll just go for it.

“We had the likes of Drey, Gavin Massey, Dan Potts, Tom Eastman, Josh Thompson and Freddie Ladapo on the field and they all showed great courage.”

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6:46pm Thu 27 Dec 12

Steve86 says...

I totally agree, thanks for trying them out and it proves that Drey will soon be a crowd favourite, as his blistering pace, skill and strength proved too much for the defenders. He wasn't afraid to attack and run at the defence, which we have lacked with Henderson, Sears and Massey this season. Watt did that well when he was on loan, and Drey will now prove to be a threat. Please play him on Saturday Dunne, and once again drop Henderson.
I totally agree, thanks for trying them out and it proves that Drey will soon be a crowd favourite, as his blistering pace, skill and strength proved too much for the defenders. He wasn't afraid to attack and run at the defence, which we have lacked with Henderson, Sears and Massey this season. Watt did that well when he was on loan, and Drey will now prove to be a threat. Please play him on Saturday Dunne, and once again drop Henderson. Steve86

8:57pm Thu 27 Dec 12

Barside1 says...

If we get relegated, then so be it, but it's time to put Drey Wright in at the deep end until the rest of the season, and beyond.

John White too.

A word for Kem.

He may be past his best - but what a wonderful servant to Colchester United! A fantastic professional, and I hope he stays at the club after his playing days.

We approach a new dawn with youth and adventure in Joe Dunne's style of management, and perhaps Division 2 football would give us some breathing space to re-build a team with a nucleus of younger players.

Colchester United has been pretty flat for the last 3 years or so, pushovers in cup competitons and in effect, going nowhere in League 1.

Let's start afresh with Joe at the helm next summer!

Given time Joe could give us a team to be proud of again.

Happy New Year to all posters and everyone at WHCS! ( And the Gazette ).
If we get relegated, then so be it, but it's time to put Drey Wright in at the deep end until the rest of the season, and beyond. John White too. A word for Kem. He may be past his best - but what a wonderful servant to Colchester United! A fantastic professional, and I hope he stays at the club after his playing days. We approach a new dawn with youth and adventure in Joe Dunne's style of management, and perhaps Division 2 football would give us some breathing space to re-build a team with a nucleus of younger players. Colchester United has been pretty flat for the last 3 years or so, pushovers in cup competitons and in effect, going nowhere in League 1. Let's start afresh with Joe at the helm next summer! Given time Joe could give us a team to be proud of again. Happy New Year to all posters and everyone at WHCS! ( And the Gazette ). Barside1

2:10pm Sat 29 Dec 12

Boris says...

Barside1 wrote:
If we get relegated, then so be it, but it's time to put Drey Wright in at the deep end until the rest of the season, and beyond.

John White too.

A word for Kem.

He may be past his best - but what a wonderful servant to Colchester United! A fantastic professional, and I hope he stays at the club after his playing days.

We approach a new dawn with youth and adventure in Joe Dunne's style of management, and perhaps Division 2 football would give us some breathing space to re-build a team with a nucleus of younger players.

Colchester United has been pretty flat for the last 3 years or so, pushovers in cup competitons and in effect, going nowhere in League 1.

Let's start afresh with Joe at the helm next summer!

Given time Joe could give us a team to be proud of again.

Happy New Year to all posters and everyone at WHCS! ( And the Gazette ).
Agree with most of that, but please don't let's start looking forward to League 2, when the fat lady has not yet sung. We have some decent players and we are quite capable of staying up.
Happy New Year to you and everyone. Up the U's.
[quote][p][bold]Barside1[/bold] wrote: If we get relegated, then so be it, but it's time to put Drey Wright in at the deep end until the rest of the season, and beyond. John White too. A word for Kem. He may be past his best - but what a wonderful servant to Colchester United! A fantastic professional, and I hope he stays at the club after his playing days. We approach a new dawn with youth and adventure in Joe Dunne's style of management, and perhaps Division 2 football would give us some breathing space to re-build a team with a nucleus of younger players. Colchester United has been pretty flat for the last 3 years or so, pushovers in cup competitons and in effect, going nowhere in League 1. Let's start afresh with Joe at the helm next summer! Given time Joe could give us a team to be proud of again. Happy New Year to all posters and everyone at WHCS! ( And the Gazette ).[/p][/quote]Agree with most of that, but please don't let's start looking forward to League 2, when the fat lady has not yet sung. We have some decent players and we are quite capable of staying up. Happy New Year to you and everyone. Up the U's. Boris

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