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Steve Ball ready for Scunthorpe trip

8 December 2020

The U's are back on the road on Tuesday night when they take on an in-form Scunthorpe United at 7pm.

The U's will be looking to build on their good home performance on Saturday afternoon when they picked up three points against a resilient Grimsby side.

Tommy Smith and Callum Harriott found the net to ensure that it was Colchester United that took maximum points despite late pressure from Ian Holloway's men as they looked to grab a point. 

And it was a valuable win for the home side, who moved themselves back towards the play-off places, now sitting in ninth place and just a point behind Salford City who occupy seventh. 

Up next for the U's is a trip to the Sands Venue Stadium, to take on Neil Cox's Scunthorpe United who have only lost once in the last six games. 

Head Coach Steve Ball was delighted to have fans back for the last game, and is looking ahead to getting more wins. 

"The players loved it and they were buzzing during the warm up. There was a different vibe here and you don't know what you've got until it's gone." - Steve Ball

"It was brilliant to have them back and it sounded like there were 4,000 of them, at times.

"We scored a good goal from a set piece which we had worked on but then conceded a sloppy goal which changed things but it was a positive result.

“It was a really poor goal to give away and we’ll have a look at it and try and be better.

“But Callum is a match winner and I think he’s got five goals now, this season. When he gets in the box like that, people don’t want to touch him because he’s got such quick feet and he can get great contact with the ball.

“They put pressure on us in the last five minutes but we got some great blocks in and there were bodies on the line. That’s probably a trait in our club, because we’re such a young fluid club and people don’t see that side of it but I’m so happy with the boys putting their bodies on the line, which is great to see.”

The only way to watch the U's in action on Tuesday evening is with a £10 match pass from iFollow. 

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