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  • "I disagree with you joe. Looking at teams going down and up, it's probably one of the lowest quality for a long time. Then with likes of sheff u, Coventry and Peterborough, these team are very unlikely to splash the cash. I think there will be alot of the smaller teams making up the top 6 next season.
    If we could get a goal scorer, full backs and a centre back we could even be one of them.
    Alex wynter and elekobi would be great additions. Also I think if eastmond and watt both start season injury free we could see then at their full potential, same as freddy."
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Dunne expects League One to be just as tough next season

Dunne expects League One to be just as tough next season

Rovers return - Colchester United will take on Doncaster Rovers in League One again next season. Picture: ADRIAN RUSHTON (CO69248-096)

Rovers return - Colchester United will take on Doncaster Rovers in League One again next season. Picture: ADRIAN RUSHTON (CO69248-096)

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Joe Dunne says he is expecting League One to be just as tough again next season.

Colchester United are preparing for a seventh successive campaign in the division, which is now beginning to take shape for next year.

The League One play-off final between Leyton Orient and Rotherham United takes place at Wembley, on Sunday.

And one further team will also be promoted to the division from League Two, with Burton Albion taking on Fleetwood on Bank Holiday Monday.

Doncaster Rovers, Barnsley and Yeovil Town were relegated from the Championship, while Scunthorpe United, Chesterfield and Rochdale went up from League Two.

And with the likes of Preston North End, Sheffield United, Bristol City and Peterbrough United remaining in League One, it promises to be a competitive once again next season.

U’s boss Dunne said: “It’s a tough division and it’s going to be just as tough, next year.

“I don’t agree that the league next year will be slightly easier.

“I think the teams that are coming up and coming down will form yet again the basis of an extremely competitive league.

“Teams generally with a top budget will get out of this league.

“But to get out of this division is hard and we’re set for another tough season - I’m not going to pretend otherwise.”

For all of the latest Colchester United news, including more on Dominic Vose's new two-year deal with the U's, see Friday's Daily Gazette.

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