WAYNE Brown is expected to enter discussions about the club's future plans next week - after Colchester United have completed their League Two season.

The U's bring the curtain down on an eventful campaign when they travel to play Hartlepool United tomorrow, aiming to finish on a high.

Brown has done an impressive job in leading Colchester to safety in his three-month period in interim charge, alongside Joe Dunne and Dave Huzzey.

He is expected to be appointed on a permanent basis but the former U's defender says he wants to complete the season with a win, before sitting down and talking about his own future.

Brown said: “The aim was always to get us through to the end of the season and to keep the club in the league, which we’ve managed to do.

“Then we can discuss planning with regard to next season, when this season has finished.

“We want to finish as high in the table as we can.


“That was the aim when we secured our survival, if you like.

“That’s not going to change – we’ve got one more game, there are three points at stake and that’s what we’re aiming for.

“There were lots of positives from the Walsall performance that we can take into this weekend.

“The lads have conducted themselves really well and there are loads of positives to build on.

“It’s not a dead rubber; it’s another opportunity.

“When they step over that white line, their reputation is on the line and that’s got to be their mentality.

“They’ve got to want to be the best player on the pitch, finish the season on a high as an individual and help as a collective get the three points."


Colchester will be without Myles Kenlock and Emyr Huws (pictured above) for the game at Hartlepool tomorrow, their first visit to Victoria Park since August, 2016.

Kenlock, on is one of four players to be released by Ipswich Town, was withdrawn late in the first half against Walsall while Huws had to be replaced at half-time in the Saddlers draw, after suffering a hamstring injury.


However, Cole Skuse (pictured above) could return after missing the Walsall game with a hamstring strain.

Brown added: “We’ll see how he reacts.

“We’ve had to wrap him up a little bit and we’re not taking any risks on certain individuals, being the stage of the season that we’re at.

“It’s important that we do tread carefully with some of the people but if they’re fit, then they’ll be up for selection."