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U's boss Dunne staying positive despite Wolves defeat
Joe Dunne felt his side's start to the second half proved their downfall after they lost 3-0 at home to Wolves.
But the Colchester United boss said they could still take positives from their defeat.
The U's were well in the game at half-time, despite going in at the break trailing to Leigh Griffiths' penalty.
But two goals from Griffiths and Kevin Doyle in the opening ten minutes that followed the restart put paid to any chance Colchester had of getting back into the game.
And their disappointment was compounded late on when Freddie Sears' penalty was saved by Wolves keeper Carl Ikeme.
Dunne said: "What was disappointing was how we started the second half and we needed to keep it at 1-0 for longer.
"But we didn't stop trying and the players deserve credit for that.
"We have a big game against Walsall and we have already spoken about that.
"I can't criticise my players too much and my players have been great over the last three or four weeks.
“We spoke at half-time about a response and how we were going to play.
“But unfortunately, the game was dead ten minutes into the second half and we need a better response than that as a group and we’re better than that.
“However, this group has been playing together for the last three or four weeks and they’ve done great.
“Wolves are a top club with top players who have run, chased and harried.
“They celebrated the penalty save at 3-0 and that just shows the commitment that they have, which is credit to Kenny Jackett and his team.
“We’ll get there though but I’m encouraged by what I’ve seen, in terms of taking this team forward.
“There are a lot of positives for me to take from this game, going forward."
For a full match report, pictures and reaction to Colchester's defeat against Wolves, see Monday's Gazette.
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