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Izzet - Ward is the right man for U's job
Kem Izzet is adamant that John Ward is the right man to lead Colchester United .
And despite their poor start to the season, the long-serving midfielder believes dismissing the U’s manager is not the answer.
Some fans have called for Ward to go, after Colchester made their worst start to a league season for 16 years.
They head into tomorrow’s home game against Doncaster Rovers languishing in the bottom three of the League One table.
But despite the U’s disappointing form, skipper Izzet has backed boss Ward to turn things around.
Izzet said: “I believe that the manager is the right man for the job.
“Everyone has got to have faith in what he’s trying to create and stick with it.
“We’ve batted well above our weight for a long time now and the new (financial) rules that have come in have hindered us a little bit more.
“It’s just a matter of staying patient.
“We understand people’s frustrations but patience is what we need and we’ll get it right, sooner rather than later.
“You want hunger from players and we need to show that consistently - I’m not saying that we’re not now but we need to show it.
“We do it on the training ground to start with and then we take it onto the pitch tomorrow.”
See Friday's Gazette for more on this story and all of the latest Colchester United news, including a full preview of the U's game with Doncaster Rovers.