IT'S round two of our back-to-back top-of-the-table promotion clashes tomorrow as the U's take on Exeter City.

A really hard encounter for us and it will take something special to further extend their unbeaten run, I think.

The third and final round brings the current leaders Swindon Town to Colchester, next Tuesday night.

A tough old week then and a real test of where the U's really are, after the missed opportunities against the teams at the lower end of the table.

The first of the threesome brought Bradford City to town on Tuesday night and fair to say that they would have been chuffed to bits with their point.

They came for the draw at worst, or to catch us on the break at best.

On the plus side, I thought the U's were more like their old selves, very good in virtually every aspect of their football apart from their finishing.

We boast a vast range of attacking talent so it can only be a matter of time before the floodgates open again and we start to turn the draws into wins.

I am really pleased to have Theo Robinson back. Callum Harriott has all of the tricks and skills to unlock defences, plus an eye for goal from miles out as he proved in style last Saturday while a fit-again Courtney Senior can only be a good thing, too.

There is one young U's attacker I've failed to mention so far and that's Kwame Poku.

Only 18 years of age and playing so well that he is keeping far more experienced players on the bench.

Personally, I think he's been great. His movement and work rate is rare for someone of his age and for me, he's got far more of a football brain than many.

I love the fact that despite his size he’s not afraid to mix it with the opposition and when he does get knocked off the ball, he’s always right back in the fight to get him back. A good future awaits, I hope.

Hats off to the U’s fans able to travel west tomorrow to support the team. It is so important to help the team when time and money allows.

Although not as vast in numbers as others in League Two, unless Old Trafford is on the menu, I have a lot of time for our supporters.

The U’s will really need them over the next few weeks when we have a lot of home games plus the short trip to Cambridge.

We’re back in the play-off positions and with your support and a few goals of course, I want us to stay there.

Good luck U’s and thanks again for your tremendous support.

Colchester United Supporters Association chairman Jon Burns