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Steve Ball previews Exeter trip on Tuesday evening

23 November 2020

Colchester United will travel to play-off chasing Exeter City with both sides knowing a result will consolidate their position in the top seven.

The U's pushed themselves into sixth position on Friday night after picking up a point in a 1-1 draw against Mansfield, and had the results go their way on Saturday afternoon, meaning they were still in the top seven after all the games had finished. 

Their next opponents sit directly above them in Sky Bet Legaue Two, as Exeter welcome Steve Ball's side on Tuesday evening for a clash that would massively help either sides push for a top seven place. 

Last season the U's came up against Exeter City in the play-off semi finals, eventually losing out at St James Park to a Ryan Bowman goal that came in extra-time. The U's will want to get the better of their opponents this time around, with three points putting them within touching distance of the top three. 

And U's boss Steve Ball wants his side to go one better after Friday night's draw against Mansfield. 

"I was a bit disappointed not to win the game on Friday night and go into third, but I know we will be competitive this year." - Steve Ball

"I've seen a lot of the teams in the league this year. We've got another tough on on Tuesday against Exeter, but we'll go there to win, and with our confidence right now is sky-high, we think we can go there and get the win."

"We just want to go for it this year, come away from home and be a real threat. If we are losing the game, then let's go for it. Let's not only try and pick a point up, let's go for the win. There was disappointment on Friday night because we felt we should be winning games like that but picking up a point away and winning your home games is a good trend to have."

To watch the full interview with Steve Ball on iFollow Colchester United, click HERE. 

Watch the U's take on Exeter on Tuesday evening with a £10 match pass, click HERE to get yours. 

For information on how to purchase a match pass, click HERE. 

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