Colchester United: Wayne Brown would 'love' to manage U's full time

Wayne Brown
Wayne Brown made 159 appearances for Colchester during his playing career

Colchester United caretaker boss Wayne Brown says he would "love" to manage the U's permanently one day.

The 38-year-old has stepped up from Under-18 manager after Tony Humes left the League One club last week.

"I'd love an opportunity to manage Colchester, I don't think that's any secret," he told BBC Essex.

"I'm just taking it step-by-step and the remit from the chairman is I can take over for the next two games - and that's all I am concentrating on."

Brown, who made 159 appearances for the U's during his playing career, takes charge of a side with the worst defensive record in the Football League, having conceded 49 goals, and currently one place above the relegation zone.

But before Saturday's FA Cup second-round game against Altrincham, the former defender says that his side - who won four matches in a row in September - just need to regain some belief.

Colchester v Wealdstone
Colchester's last victory in any competition came in the FA Cup against non-league Wealdstone on 7 November

"We've got some great players here and that's been evident throughout the season," said Brown.

"With a little bit of confidence and belief there's no reason why the same players can't turn this thing around.

"Looking out from in, I don't think there's anything horrendously wrong with the personnel we have, it's more about the mentality that they have have. Confidence, whether it be individually or as a unit is massive for any team in any division."