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Five players were offered new contracts this week, and Colchester United boss John McGreal is understandably hoping that all five will eventually sign on the dotted line for an extended stay.

Drey Wright admits that he needs to add some goals to his game, especially as he has now been transformed into a central striker.

Colchester United boss, John McGreal, hosted the U’s weekly press conference ahead of this Saturday’s trip to Luton Town this lunchtime.

The rapid return of Tom Eastman, from injury, was a major plus mark for Colchester United going into their second week of the new season.

Colchester United boss, John McGreal, is looking for his trio of young guns to combine to build-up a large goal-tally this season.

Here are Carl Marston’s player ratings for Colchester United following the weekend’s 1-1 home draw against Stevenage.

Mikael Mandron celebrated only the second league goal of his Football League career, to earn Colchester United a first point of the season on what was his U’s home league debut.

Here are some talking points from Colchester United’s 1-1 home draw against Stevenage this afternoon,

Colchester United boss, John McGreal, was happy with the way his side battled back to earn a 1-1 draw against visiting Stevenage this afternoon.

Colchester United go in search of their first win of the season this afternoon - and you can follow it live here.

Carl Marston recalls a happy Boxing Day when the U’s thumped visiting Stevenage 4-0, back on December 26, 2013:

Tom Lapslie, Colchester United’s current skipper at the young age of just 21, insists that their excellent home form will again stand the U’s in good stead this season.

Tom Eastman is again expected to miss out, with Colchester United boss John McGreal perhaps naming an unchanged starting line-up from the midweek defeat to Aston Villa.

Cole Kpekawa believes it is “way too early” for Colchester United to start concerning themselves about poor results, following back-to-back defeats at the hands of Accrington and Aston Villa during the first week of the season.

U's and me

Carl Marston has never really recovered from his first game as a Colchester United reporter, when keeper Ron Green went walkabout once too often (twice actually) in a crazy 4-4 draw against Rochdale in 1992. But he is still following the U’s… Follow him on twitter @Carl_Marston

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