Date: 12th January 2010 at 8:35pm
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Colchester boss Aidy Boothroyd has told the Canaries they could ‘get a real backlash’ from his wounded side.

The U’s were smashed 7-0 by Preston last time out and freezing weather meant they were not able to put it right last weekend, and next up are Paul Lambert and co.

‘Our last game was an embarrassing and hurtful one, but the best way to put that right is to go out and smash somebody,’ Boothroyd told the Green’un.

‘Sometimes as a footballer you have to go through some really bad experiences to ultimately become a better player.

‘It’s a fool who makes the same mistake twice and if any of my players do then they are not worthy of wearing the shirt.

‘It won’t be the same team that plays – changes will obviously have to be made – and I’m expecting somebody to get a real backlash.’

The game is already sure to have plenty of spice after freak result on the opening day of the season, Lambert’s subsequent switch to Norfolk and Colchester chairman Robbie Cowling’s provocative comments, but Boothroyd says he would rather his team did their talking on the pitch.

‘For me, anybody can talk; it’s the doing that counts. I’m not really interested in whose pounding tables and punching their chests at the moment. I’ll wait until they get back out on the pitch to see who really reacts.’ he said.

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