Banter with Burns with Colchester United Supporters Association chairman Jon Burns

I'M pretty sure that the Cambridge United player tracking Kane Vincent-Young deep into injury-time last weekend did not even think that our left-back would actually be right-footed and have the ability to strike the ball so very sweetly.

He obviously had not seen the tape of the Northampton game.

Set up perfectly by Mikael Mandron, it was a great goal and an important goal too in so many ways for the U’s.

Those three points could be what makes or breaks us in the final count up.

What it also does if give the team a massive injection of confidence, going into the remaining six games.

You could see the effect and relief in the players eyes at the final whistle.

Those six games start tomorrow when Oldham come to town.

Minus their high profile former manager Paul Scholes, they are in form and will be tough opponents especially after beating Tranmere during the week.

Bury also lost on Tuesday, strangely enough to Cambridge who I didn’t think had three goals in them last week.

I wonder then if we are in for some more strange results above us during the run-in.

The U’s can only worry about themselves and John McGreal must be over the moon to have had a buzzing squad this week. Hopefully no more injuries and although he has Frank Nouble available again, I suspect that his team will be as you were apart from up front maybe.

Luke Norris brings a different skill set to the game to Mandron. Strength and power, but he’ll be disappointed to have missed two good chances last week.

Mandron likes the ball at his feet, plays with a smile and always gives everything.

Hard to say which will get the nod and much may depend on the size of Oldham’s back line.

So the squad is buzzing again and so too the fans, especially the 1,100 or so that crowded into the Abbey.

Fantastic support on the road yet again but how do we replicate that at home?

The last game at the JCS was poor in terms of attendance and I can only hope that as the U’s now have something really achievable to play for, that it will encourage more occasional fans to come along.

Appreciate that the shuttle buses are no more but there is plenty of parking if you include the Park and Ride.

There is a supporters bar with live football and if it's prices you are worried about, you could buy the cheapest seat in the stadium and still have a brilliant view of the game.

Finally from me, some pre-match puzzlement last week. Was Sam Saunders another U’s under-18 player that had slipped our notice?

Several thought that the name on the team sheet was a typo.

What a shrewd piece of business from the U’s and I could not believe that a player of his experience could be out of contract.

In only ten minutes, he played a big part of the battle to the end and Kane’s fabulous winner. Well done U’s!

Good luck tomorrow and thanks once again for your support.

Jon Burns, Colchester United Supporters Association chairman