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Cowling warning over lack of support
But the U’s chairman has threatened to walk away if he does not receive more backing from within the town.
Speaking exclusively to the Daily Gazette, the U’s supremo has lifted the lid on his frustrations following a succession of ‘knockbacks’ the club have suffered.
Cowling is still smarting following their failure to secure coveted Category Two academy status, a decision influenced partly by opposition to their £2.5m Florence Park training facility.
And that, coupled with continued small crowds at the Weston Homes Community Stadium, has prompted the U’s owner to admit he may soon have to channel his efforts elsewhere if they do not get more help.
Cowling said: “At this moment in time, I’m still got all of the enthusiasm to achieve what I want to achieve and to do it with Colchester United.
“Perhaps I’m even more ambitious than ever to go and do something with a football club.
“But unless soon, we get a bit more help in the town to get things done, my enthusiasm will eventually go."
See Thursday's Daily Gazette for the full exclusive interview with U's chairman Robbie Cowling.
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