Tony Humes says he is looking to build on Colchester United's performances this season after being unveiled as the club's new manager.

Humes has been promoted from his role as the U's academy manager to take charge of the first team, following Joe Dunne's departure by mutual consent.

The former Ipswich Town and Wrexham defender inherits a squad that have failed to win any of their opening five games in charge in League One and have lost their last four matches.

But after taking over as manager, Humes says is looking to build on the encouraging performances that have been evident so far - and get results for the side.

Humes said: “We’ll take it forward and look forward to Saturday’s game (against Walsall).

“What we want to do is build on what we’ve done already this season.

“It’s not been all that bad and we have to keep the players positive and in the right frame of mind.

“It’s early in the new season.

“There’s only one point but looking at the games, the performances have warranted more than that.

“You have to look at the positive side and say that the team is playing to a decent standard.

“The results haven’t been as good as we’d like them to be and that’s something we have to turn around.

“But the performances have been good.

“We’ll have different ideas on the game as everybody does but they won’t be too far away from what’s happened already.

“We will try and build on the philosophy and style of play that’s already in place and we won’t be too radical.

“There are some talented young players at this football club, as well as some talented senior players.

“We’ve got a lot of positives and now we’ll try and improve the results situation."

For all of the reaction to Tony Humes' appointment as Colchester United's new manager and Joe Dunne's departure, see Tuesday's Daily Gazette.