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5 September 2014

O'Connor determined to bounce back in the right way...

SADDLERS' defender, James O’Connor, has urged his team-mates to put the disappointment of Scunthorpe behind them ahead of our game against Colchester United on Saturday (kick-off 3.00pm).

The versatile 29 year-old admits that Saturday’s 2-1 defeat at Glanford Park 'wasn’t good enough' and is out to prove a point against The U’s.

“There was a feeling of frustration after Saturday,” he commented. “We all want to do well and I think the performance at Scunthorpe wasn’t acceptable by anyone at the club, players and staff alike.

“The Gaffer had a few home truths to say both at half-time and on Monday, but we knew ourselves we missed an opportunity to get a result.

“But we’re looking to put it right against Colchester. Its all about how to react to it, we move on now and all of our focus is on the next game.“

Colchester arrive at Banks’s Stadium having endured a turbulent start to the season. Manager, Joe Dunne, was replaced by youth team boss, Tony Humes, this week after a run of four straight defeats.

“I think there are many sides who aren’t happy with the start to their season and I think Colchester along with ourselves fall into that category,” he added. “We go into that game knowing that if we can prepare right and perform right we can get the results we are capable of and our fortunes will turn.

“If you look at the performances over the first five games, Scunthorpe aside, we should have more points on the board.

“That hasn’t happened so it’s up to us to go and work even harder to make sure that we get that first win under our belt.”

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