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Defence Is Key, Says U's Adams

Defence Is Key, Says U's Adams

Promotion contenders West Brom visit Layer Road on Saturday, prompting Colchester United`s assistant manager Micky Adams to highlight the need for of a first-class defensive display. The U`s have only kept one clean sheet all season, that coming in the emphatic 3-0 victory over Preston, at Deepdale.

The next visitors come with a host of attacking talent, the likes of veteran forward Kevin Phillips, on-loan Manchester City forward Ishmael Miller and Scottish international Craig Beattie, not to mention a whole array of quality midfielders to choose from. This suggests that Colchester`s defence will need to have an excellent day, especially if the U`s are to get something from the game.

Adams told the Colchester Evening Gazette: "If you look at the goals-against column, there is no one single person you can point the finger at and say they are making errors too often."

He added: "It is a case of individual people switching off at the wrong time."

The fact that the U`s might well be under the cosh for most of the game is something of which Adams is only too aware. He added: "They have some fantastic players at the business end of the pitch and we have to be mindful of it."


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Writer:Matt_Us
Date:Friday October 19 2007
Time: 7:01PM

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Thanks for putting it up Matt!
StevieG Col U
19/10/2007 19:04:00
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No problem! Good piece!
Matt_Us
19/10/2007 19:07:00
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Thanks! Up the U's!!!!!!!
StevieG Col U
19/10/2007 19:11:00
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