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Dunne keeps focus on U's as Micky makes a return
3:05pm Thursday 8th August 2013 in Sport
Colchester United manager Joe Dunne is backing his former colleague Micky Adams to do well in League One this season.
Dunne worked alongside Adams during his time as assistant manager to Geraint Williams at the Essex club and the pair will go head-to-head when Adams takes his Port Vale side to Colchester for a League One clash on Saturday.
Having seen the Valiants win promotion from League Two last year, the U’s current boss realises his former colleague will do his team no favours, but he won’t get caught up in worrying what they are planning for their trip to the Weston Homes Community Stadium.
Dunne said: “Micky knows what it takes to get a job done and they will be a threat in this league.
“They got beaten narrowly in the cup on Tuesday and did well last week against Brentford, who are one of the top sides in the league along with Peterborough.
“They are all going to be hard games.
“I know it’s a cliché, but they are are.
“They are a fresh club in the league, it’s their first away game and they’ll want to see how they can travel.
“They’ll probably fancy their chances against us as Gillingham did last week, but we just have to focus on ourselves.
“We will look at what we have to do to beat the opposition, because if we get bogged down with what the opposition are doing then we’ll lose focus on what we need to do.”