Wright - U's must learn lessons

Gazette: Learning curve - David Wright sees the U's next two home games as vital in their battle to beat the drop. Learning curve - David Wright sees the U's next two home games as vital in their battle to beat the drop.

David Wright believes Colchester United can learn valuable lessons from their defeat at Sheffield United.

And the midfielder insists his side must “put the wrongs right” when they play two pivotal home games in quick succession.

Tranmere Rovers head to the Weston Homes Community Stadium on Saturday, swiftly followed by Yeovil on Tuesday.

Both games could be crucial to the U’s chances of staying in League One.

Joe Dunne’s side are in relegation scrap, just one place above the drop zone and two points better off than third-from-bottom FA Cup heroes Oldham.

“We went into the Sheffield United game believing we could win, as we do before every match,” said former Ipswich Town man Wright.

“But it wasn’t quite to be, so we look forward to Saturday now.

“Our home form is very important and now we have two games coming up against sides doing very well.

“At the moment our home form is strong, though and we really want to carry that on."

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10:03am Wed 20 Feb 13

Ozzie says...

Well said, David. Yes, we all hope that the U's spirit can prevail and we can get out of the relegation scrap. Unfortunately, all the teams around us seem to be getting results, such as Oldham's win at Stevenage last night which has now made us slip back into the final relegation berth, so things are not looking too promising. I have always maintained that this season would be a struggle anyway, but let's hope the boys do not surrender their division one status without a fight. We need,as U's 'die hard' fans, to get right behind the team both on Saturday at home to Tranmere, again at home next Tuesday against Yeovil and again, show our support by travelling to Stevenage on the Saturday to keep encouraging our players to perform and win. We have the ability, all we have to do is to win the games and success will breed success, once the winning formula is found. I have been a critic of Joe Dunne but I have to say, he has made me eat my words on some occasions, so we must get right behind him and let us give Tranmere a tough time on Saturday - what a massive game that now is! Up the U's! We CAN do it!!
Well said, David. Yes, we all hope that the U's spirit can prevail and we can get out of the relegation scrap. Unfortunately, all the teams around us seem to be getting results, such as Oldham's win at Stevenage last night which has now made us slip back into the final relegation berth, so things are not looking too promising. I have always maintained that this season would be a struggle anyway, but let's hope the boys do not surrender their division one status without a fight. We need,as U's 'die hard' fans, to get right behind the team both on Saturday at home to Tranmere, again at home next Tuesday against Yeovil and again, show our support by travelling to Stevenage on the Saturday to keep encouraging our players to perform and win. We have the ability, all we have to do is to win the games and success will breed success, once the winning formula is found. I have been a critic of Joe Dunne but I have to say, he has made me eat my words on some occasions, so we must get right behind him and let us give Tranmere a tough time on Saturday - what a massive game that now is! Up the U's! We CAN do it!! Ozzie
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12:27pm Wed 20 Feb 13

the allotments says...

Oldhams win last night brings us right back into the relegation battle,now in bottom four,and two tough home games coming up ,could be to the wire,fasten your lifejackets !
Oldhams win last night brings us right back into the relegation battle,now in bottom four,and two tough home games coming up ,could be to the wire,fasten your lifejackets ! the allotments
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4:58pm Thu 21 Feb 13

BlueandWhiteBaz says...

This is the third time we have sunk into the bottom four and this time I think it will be third time unlucky. The squads of Scunthorpe, Oldham and Preston all appear to be stronger than ours, so I think we are L2 bound. I certainly hope not and I will be doing my best to cheer the boys on, but with the games we have to come, it's beginning to look bleak.
This is the third time we have sunk into the bottom four and this time I think it will be third time unlucky. The squads of Scunthorpe, Oldham and Preston all appear to be stronger than ours, so I think we are L2 bound. I certainly hope not and I will be doing my best to cheer the boys on, but with the games we have to come, it's beginning to look bleak. BlueandWhiteBaz
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