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Colchester United Head Coach Steve Ball on Scunthorpe game

28 January 2021

Steve Ball's Colchester United side are in action for the third time in seven days with a home fixture against Scunthorpe United at the JobServe Community Stadium on Friday night.

The U's are yet to win a game in 2021 so far, although promising signs throughout the three games this year have given Steve Ball and his side hope that they aren't far away from their first three points of the New Year. 

Last time out Ball's side were on the road at Stevenage, where they were forced to settle for a goalless draw, despite having some clear cut chances to take the lead in the game, without really testing the home 'keeper. 

It was a frustrating evening for the U's, who came away with just the one point from the Lamex Stadium, although they will not have long to wait until they have another chance to take maximum points in another Sky Bet League Two encounter. 

Scunthorpe United travel to the JobServe Community Stadium on Friday evening, looking for their third win in a row, after consecutive victories against Grimsby Town and Port Vale. The Iron have allieved any relegation fears for now with six points in their last two games, moving them up to seventeenth with twenty-nine points. 

Speaking ahead of the game against Scunthorpe United, U's boss Steve Ball was excited for the upcoming match. 

"It's a perfect scenario playing on a Friday night, I'm sure the players will enjoy it. We all want and need a massive performance and three points." - Steve Ball

"There's a pattern in the league that other clubs are experiencing bad runs as well. Newport and Cheltenham have been on bad runs, and gotten out of them recently. We want to get out of ours. 

"I don't want to make it a desperation one where players are tense and nervous, and I don't think Tuesday's performance showed that. We had eighteen shots on goal, had clear cut opportunities to win and were the better side. We just need to take one of these chances, and get us on that goal record again. 

"This season has a different feel to it. With no crowds and having games in clusters - it's the second one where we have gone Tuesday, Friday this season which is odd, but we have to get on with it. Every team is in the same position.

"No excuses, we need to get out of this run."

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