Boothroyd: We can get even better

COLCHESTER United manager Aidy Boothroyd believes the best is yet to come from his side following their impressive 3-0 victory over high-flying Charlton at the Weston Homes Community Stadium last night.

Stuart Watson

COLCHESTER United manager Aidy Boothroyd believes the best is yet to come from his side following their impressive 3-0 victory over high-flying Charlton at the Weston Homes Community Stadium last night.

A Kayode Odejayi double following a Miguel Llera own-goal ended the Addicks unbeaten start to the season and saw the U's move up to fourth place in the table.

The win meant more misery for former U's boss Phil Parkinson, who was sacked as Hull City manager three seasons ago following a 5-1 defeat at Layer Road.

But Boothroyd - who is now unbeaten in five matches following his arrival in Essex - says there is still work to be done.

“I won't get carried away because it's not in my nature,” said Boothroyd. “We will celebrate a very good result, but it is only one result and it won't mean anything if we don't win on Saturday.

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“I don't have any criticisms of the team, but we are still work in progress and I know these guys can do more.

“I am very encouraged by the signs I have seen in my 28 days here.

“I'm getting 85% performances out of them on a regular basis, so if we can do that for the rest of the season I will be very pleased.”

And following Odejayi's man-of-the-match display, in which he bullied the Charlton defence into submission, Boothroyd says he is hopeful the Nigerian's short-term loan spell from Barnsley can be extended.

He said: “I hope so. It's too early to say on these sort of things, but I certainly want him to be a big part of what we are doing here.”

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