Colchester United boss Wayne Brown says he is looking forward to the first home game of the season, as Carlisle United visit North Essex.
The U's were unlucky to leave Sixfields last weekend without anything to show for their efforts, falling to defeat courtesy of an eighty-ninth minute strike from the hosts.
But Colchester United boss Wayne Brown says the prospect of a home game is motivating with the first game at the JobServe Community Stadium coming up this weekend.
"It's about reflecting, debriefing and moving on swiftly. We have had a whole week to prepare for Carlisle which is good, and it has given us that little bit of extra time.
"We got some important minutes into the lads that didn't start at Northampton, which was another good exercise on Tuesday night against Stowmarket Town, to try and get the lads in the best shape they can be. Carlisle will be a bit of a different animal to Northampton, so they're all different and need to be taken in isolation and it's our job to prepare the lads the best we can.
"They will go about things in a different way, and we need to come up with a plan of action, a blueprint for the game and execute it to the best of our ability. Carlisle have done a lot of work in the summer, and Paul Simpson is a very experienced and knowledgeable manager that's achieved a lot in his career. I'm sure he will be trying to assess his personnel, shape and systems, and they'll try and go out there to win a game of football."
Watch the full interview with Wayne on the Col U TV matchday show.
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