Excerpts from the Chairman's programme notes...
- On Tuesday's game...
"After an entertaining performance and a great result at Carlisle last Saturday, our trip to Exeter on Tuesday proved to be a bit of a disappointment in terms of the game. Despite passing the ball around and having most of the possession, we posed no real threat to the opposition goal and I cannot remember their keeper making a single save.
"Exeter scored from a defensive mistake and that was that. To be fair, on the balance of play, a point apiece would have been fair since Exeter did not do much better than us in front of goal. All in all, it was one of those games that need to be put behind you and move on."
- On a big game tomorrow...
"Hopefully we will be able to show what we can do, creating chances and being clinical against a Colchester side that is going well and taken over our fourth place spot in the table after Tuesday night’s results.
"This is an important game for us. We need to win to keep in touch with those at the top and our opponents have the same aspirations so it should be a cracking game.
"Show your support and get behind the lads and please help us to build attendances by bringing someone along to a game. We will do everything we can to provide you with an afternoon of entertainment and value for money. Let’s hear you!"
- On the North Stand...
"Still nothing to report on the North Stand, other than we are waiting for UK Power to move the live cables so we can get back on site. We are bombarding them with calls and emails so I have got to think that soon we will get a date from them.
"We are ready to start on the base for a new substation and we have paid for the steel, cladding and concrete terraces for the north stand so it is frustrating in the extreme not to be able to crack on.
"We have been busy behind the scenes organising other areas of the stadium, so that when we do start back we can make up some time.
"You may have noticed that we have removed the old video screen above the south stand and we are now waiting for a smaller LED screen to be fitted there.
"This screen will complement the larger LED screen we plan to install in the North East corner, so the stadium will eventually start to look really sharp. I cannot wait for the work to get going again."
Read the Chairman's full programme notes in Saturday's Stevenage v Colchester programme, available around the ground for just £3.