Chairman Cowling gives Dunne a big vote of confidence

PUBLISHED: 21:07 14 January 2013 | UPDATED: 21:09 14 January 2013

Robbie Cowling says Colchester United has been a good neighbour to residents in Tiptree

Robbie Cowling says Colchester United has been a good neighbour to residents in Tiptree


COLCHESTER United chairman Robbie Cowling, who revealed in today’s ‘East Anglian Daily Times newspaper’ that Joe Dunne would stay as U’s boss, has tonight confirmed his support for the Dubliner.

The U’s are currently on a club record run of nine straight defeats, slipping into the relegation zone following Saturday’s 2-1 home defeat to Scunthorpe.

But U’s owner and chairman, Cowling, has reiterated his support for Dunne, with other new players set to be recruited this week.

Keeper Sam Walker was signed on loan from Chelsea earlier today, while striker Jabo Ibehre should be another to move to the Essex club, from MK Dons.

In a statement issued by the U’s this evening, Cowling said: “Joe has been at Colchester United for a long time, cares passionately for the club and only wants what is best for it.

“Therefore, following a run of defeats it was only natural for him to consider alternative solutions, including his own job.

“However, I still have every confidence in Joe’s ability to turn the situation around and when we spoke after the game, it wasn’t long before our conversation turned around to how we move forward and lift Colchester United out of the bottom four.

“Fans can expect two or three new signings this week before we go to Hartlepool on Saturday with even more determination to reward our loyal fans for their support and to get winning again,” added Cowling.

1 comment

  • Mixed messages even on here, whilst one GreenUn thread says we need to recruit experience another says we have recruited a 21yr old keeper who has had loan spells...not sure what signal that sends, As any regular fan knows gaff prone MC needs a spell on the bench, but we STILL NEED a midfield general , a playmaker someone who gives his all .. a position where Wordsworth or JJot could have done the job but chose NOT to. Ipswich fans beware ...yellow card king is on his way to you.

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