STEVE Ball wants to see his Colchester United players chip in with goals from all over the pitch, this season.

Six different goalscorers have found the net already for the U’s in their opening four League Two matches, this season.

Theo Robinson, Luke Norris and Frank Nouble contributed nearly half of all of Colchester’s 52 league goals last season and head coach Ball is keen for everyone to chip in, this time around.

Ball said: “Over the years here, I think it might have cost us a little bit about not spreading the goals around.

“Last year, we had Nos, Theo and Noubs – they were our main three or four main goalscorers but I want six or seven in the team.

“Good sides who have got promoted from this league like Accrington Stanley and Portsmouth in previous years spread their goals throughout the team.

“If we can get goals from centre-halves, set-pieces, Cohen (Bramall), Miles (Welch-Hayes) who we saw score against Oldham plus midfielders as well, that will only stand us in good stead.

“I love doing finishing sessions in training – it’s one of the things I really enjoy doing.

“One thing I brought when I came to the club was actually, everyone joins in those sessions.

“Quite often at clubs, attackers go there and defenders go there.

“With me, I like to get everyone involved.

“We had 20-odd players doing it today for half an hour with different crosses, shots and everyone scoring.

“I really want to keep on doing that because we’re a technically strong team and if you’re technically strong, from any position you can handle the ball and then you can score.

“Miles’ goal was a highly technical header last week – it was a great cross from Ben (Stevenson) but that was a brilliant, number nine’s header.”

Colchester travel to play Walsall tomorrow, hoping to extend their unbeaten league run to five matches.

Attacker Luke Gambin will miss the game as he is on international duty with Malta.

Winger Callum Harriott (back) is expected to be fit but midfielder Harry Pell (groin) is still sidelined.

Ball said: “I think Callum is fine – he trained well today (Thursday).

“It was a bang on the ribs and it was a bit of an impact one but he’s been fine.

“Touch wood, there’ll be no problem with him at all."