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Dunne is expecting a lively encounter
9:00am Saturday 7th September 2013 in Sport
COLCHESTER United manager Joe Dunne is expecting a ding-dong encounter when his side do battle with free-scoring Coventry City on Sunday.
The Sky Blues have hit the net 16 times in their opening five League One games and have scored more goals than any other team in all four divisions.
And Coventry’s opening two home games at Northampton Town’s Sixfields Stadium have produced a huge total of 17 goals.
With the U’s having netted in all seven of the matches they have played so far this season, boss Dunne is expecting a lively affair.
Dunne said: “We’re an attacking team and I think Coventry will come out and do what they do best.
“Their front two are a threat and they’re a good footballing side, as we are so hold on to your hats – who knows what the score could be!
“I think it can play into our hands that it’s at a neutral ground – it can give the opposition a chance.
“But one thing is for sure, Coventry attack with strength and pace and their front two are very good in this league.
“I think they’re a dangerous team who could make the top-six.”
Dunne admits Colchester need to take more of their chances, having scored only five times in League One this season.
He said: “What we have to do now is score more goals, with the dominance that we’ve had.
“We need to get that second goal and we spoke about this with the team in a constructive meeting.
“Are we really going to get through games and win them with only one goal?
“We need that second goal – I understand that.”
Dunne admitted he is a big fan of Coventry defender Blair Adams.
He tried to sign the left-back from Sunderland in January but he was instead snapped up by former Sky Blues boss, Mark Robins.
Dunne added: “Before I brought Bradley (Garmston) here, he was one of the players I tried to get but Mark Robins took him to Coventry and just pipped me to the post.”
Probable U’s side: Walker, Wilson, Thompson, Eastman, Dickson, David Wright, Bean, Eastmond, Drey Wright, Massey, Ibehre.
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