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U's won't rush Watt back too soon
Joe Dunne has admitted he is unsure when Sanchez Watt will be ready to make a first-team return.
But the Colchester United boss has insisted he will not rush Watt back from injury before he is ready.
The skilful attacker is currently sidelined with a thigh injury and will definitely miss the U's trip to play Bristol City on Saturday.
Watt has started only four times for Colchester since joining them on a permanent basis this summer, following his release from Arsenal.
Dunne said: “Sanchez isn’t fit - he trained ahead of the Crawley game but he couldn’t walk properly that weekend.
“He had a collision with Tom Eastman and got a bang on the same thigh.
“A lot of it with injuries is a mental thing - it’s that desire and passion to get yourselves back fit.
“I know exactly what it's like - no-one wants to be injured and it becomes an individual battle with you against your emotions.
“It’s the fear of the next injury and recurring injuries and as an injured player, you have to be so mentally strong to get back fit.
“It’s difficult for Sanchez because these are all compensatory things that are happening to him now.
“We’ve seen his quality and we just want him fit.
“But what we won’t do is create an environment where we push and he breaks down."
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