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U's Take To The Phones

Players and staff check in on supporters

2 April 2020

Colchester United players and staff have taken to the phones whilst staying safe at home.

The first team squad, and the backroom staff, have been phoning U's supporters who might also be staying at home due to the Coronavirus.

A number of other clubs have also been checking up on their respective supporters in these difficult times, and the U's have been making calls as we go into the second week of the new rules concerning leaving the home.

Harry Pell has been on the phone, and he is going to be making a trip out once the restrictions have been lifted and things have got back to normal.

He told the official website: "It has been great to have a chat with a few supporters."

"It's hard for everyone that can't get out the house, but we all have to remember it's a case of being 'safe at home' rather than 'stuck at home'.

"I had a particularly good chat with David Laitt, one of our season ticket holders, and I'm definitely going to share a beer with him down in his shed once we're back in the swing of normal life again."

Corin Haines, Head of Community at the U's FITC, (Football in the Community), Scheme added: "The aim was to provide the fans with a unexpected surprise that would lift them, and despite the lack of live football, an opportunity for fans and players to appreciate and care for each other."

"The players embraced it, and hopefully the calls have been well received by the fans - in turn giving them some further purpose and direction."

If you know of an individual or organisation that would like to request Colchester United Football in the Community support, please contact us direct HERE.

To see an example of how the FITC guys have been helping out already, click HERE.

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