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Supporters urged to get behind managerless U's
9:24am Tuesday 25th September 2012 in Sport
Tim Waddington has called on Colchester United ’s stay-away fans to rally around their team, following John Ward’s departure.
The U’s have parted company with Ward, after they made the worst-ever start to a league season in their history.
Colchester have gone eight games without a win in League One, scoring just five goals in the process.
They currently lie third from bottom in the table.
Some fans had stated that they would not attend U’s matches at the Weston Homes Community Stadium while Ward was still in charge.
Colchester suffered their lowest-ever league crowd at the stadium last week when only 2,484 turned up for their match against Crawley Town.
And now that Ward has gone - with Joe Dunne placed in temporary charge - U’s general manager Waddington wants the fans that have recently stayed away to come back and get behind their struggling side.
Waddington said: “There are a lot of people who have said that they would not come back while John was in charge.
“I hope that now that this decision has been made, we will see them come back and support us.
“We need the fans now more than any other time and now’s the time for them to get right behind us, starting with our home game with Hartlepool on Saturday.”
See Tuesday's Gazette for more on this story and all the latest on Ward's departure as manager, including the views of skipper Kem Izzet and Colchester United Supporters Association chairman Jon Burns.