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Match Preview | Wayne Brown

Boss looking for reaction to home defeat

14 April 2022

Colchester United head to Exeter City on Good Friday looking for a better performance against one of the league's top performers.

Colchester United fell to a disappointing 2-0 home defeat to Stevenage last time out, with the relegation-threatened side closing the gap to the U's. 

With just five games of the season to go, the U's will be hoping to put as much distance between themselves and the bottom two, with a current eight-point advantage heading into this weekend's game. 

And with the trip to Exeter, the U's will need to put in a strong showing if they are to take anything from the promotion-chasing Grecians. 

"The fixtures are relentless, like this weekend and there's no time to dwell. We need to learn from what happened on Saturday, but also take it forwards. It was disappointing in the manner of the defeat but we were nowhere near our best. 

"There were still some positives to come out of the game, and they're the bits we have been trying to hang on to. Maybe the standards that we are setting are difficult to maintain - we're always after improvements, and we want to maintain those standards for a long period of time, and I don't think seventeen games is too bad. 

"We are going to have to play well on Friday, and people know they can't be playing at half pace, they need to be going full throttle to keep the shirt. 

"Exeter have done exceptionally well this year, but they've not blown anyone away of late. They've not won by three or four goals on a consistent basis, and there have been fine margins in the games they've played. There will be opportunities for us, we know and we've identified where we can hurt them, and where we can nullify their threats."

Watch the full interview with Wayne Brown on Col U TV. 

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