We're devastated, says White

COLCHESTER United man of the match John White was feeling “devastated” after another 1-0 home defeat, this time at the hands of Bristol Rovers.White performed well at right-back, and delivered the cross which almost led to an early goal for Clive Platt, but the U's faded after a bright start and Rickie Lambert headed home a 52nd minute winner for the visitors.

Carl Marston

COLCHESTER United man of the match John White was feeling “devastated” after another 1-0 home defeat, this time at the hands of Bristol Rovers.

White performed well at right-back, and delivered the cross which almost led to an early goal for Clive Platt, but the U's faded after a bright start and Rickie Lambert headed home a 52nd minute winner for the visitors.

“We're devastated to lose this game. We're as disappointed as the fans, but we're not giving up. We are all giving it everything that we've got, and we have to push on,” admitted White.

“The manager (caretaker Kit Symons) is doing his best. We got that win at Tranmere (4-3) but we have to kick on again and get that next win.

“We're not having 25,000 fans booing us every week at home, but we really need to get that first home win. It's not a lack of belief. We're just lacking that killer pass or that killer cross.

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“We are not doing enough to win matches. If Clive Platt's header had gone in, from my cross, then the story would have been different. We would have taken a deep breath and relaxed. But it didn't,” added White, who was making his 101st appearance in a U's shirt.

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