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Interim boss Wayne Brown gives his thoughts ahead of the next Colchester United game

5 March 2021

After guiding the U's to their first win of 2021 thanks to a second half brace from Callum Harriott, Interim Head Coach Wayne Brown has given his thoughts ahead of the visit of Newport County.

It was a valuable three points gained for the U's on Tuesday evening as Wayne Brown's side look to boost themselved up the table, and it was clear to see the jubilation from the U's squad at the full time whistle. 

But we are in a period of the season now where the games are coming thick and fast, and the excitment from the win over Carlisle must now be parked as the focus switches to the next Sky Bet League Two fixture. 

Newport County are the visitors to the JobServe Community Stadium on Saturday afternoon, a side that had been leading the way for quite some time this season, but have dropped off in recent weeks. In fact, their 1-0 loss at Tranmere on Tuesday evening meant that they dropped out of the top seven for the first time this season. 

Despite being out of form, U's players will have to be wary of threats that the Welsh side possess, according to Wayne Brown. 

"We're going to give them loads of respect, they had a real good start to the season and are a good team." - Wayne Brown

"They're a good footballing team, especially away from home because their pitch doesn't really lend itself to play football.

"But it's about our approach, our mentality going into the game. Off the back of a decent result on Tuesday, it  should be good, and it's about hitting the ground running at 3 o'clock on Saturday. 

"It's another opportunity to get some more points on the board, with Newport probably a little bit low on confidence themselves. The message is that it's an opportunity to win a game of football, and after the game on Tuesday gives us plenty of confidence to go and do so."

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