The U's shocking slump in form has left them five points adrift of the League 2 play-off places ahead of their match against Grimsby Town today.

Why has it gone so badly wrong? Could it be as simple as Harry Pell's absence?

Colchester have won just twice in nine game since he limped off against Cheltenham Town on February 9.

Sports reporters Jon Waldron and Simon Spurgeon discuss Pell's importance to the team, John McGreal's tactics and striker Luke Norris's struggles in front of goal.

They also chat about:

  • Braintree Town manager Danny Searle's attempts to create a buzz about the club
  • Witham Town's relegation fight
  • Halstead Town and Coggeshall Town vying for second place in the Thurlow Nunn Division 1
  • A moutherwatering derby between Harwich and Parkeston FC and Little Oakley