STAN TERNENT was today promising an imminent new signing and further improvement from his existing players as he reflected on a second draw in as many League I games.
Town are 17th after Saturday’s 0-0 draw in the first-ever competitive match at Colchester United’s new Weston Homes Community Stadium.
Ternent’s team had a strong second-half penalty claim turned down while Andy Booth missed a golden late chance to snatch victory in front of 5,340.
But Ternent said he was happy with the point as he begun preparations for Saturday’s visit of MK Dons, who are a point and two places above Town in the embryonic table.
Making a ninth signing today or tomorrow would provide ample time for the player concerned to feature against MK, who beat Northampton 1-0.
“Given the circumstances – it being their first competitive game at the new stadium – I thought my players did very well, and we are still unbeaten” said Ternent, whose side were watched by around 500 travelling fans.
“I thought we had the better chances, and I thought we may have been given a penalty.
“The referee admitted Jon Worthington’s shot may have hit the guy’s arm, but said it wasn’t intentional, but it did stop it going into the net.
“We have two clean sheets in three games and we still haven’t lost. We’re creating chances and there’s still more to come from my players. We will get better.”