HARRY Pell has today taken to social media to send his good wishes to Colchester United supporters and other football fans.

Pell and his U's team-mates have been sidelined since all EFL fixtures were suspended, due to the coronavirus pandemic.

Colchester will not resume their League Two campaign until April 30 at the earliest, with all of English football currently on hold.

However, fans favourite Pell has been keeping himself fit during the enforced break and took to Twitter to send a message of goodwill to everyone.

The former Cheltenham Town midfielder recorded a message before going for a run with his dog, Rodders.

Pell said: "This is just a little message to say hope everybody is well and hope everybody's family is in good health.

"It's obviously a really frustrating time for all of us, not just us footballers with no football on Saturdays.

"But everybody is going through the same thing, at the moment.

"I hope everybody is safe - the club has sent every individual player programmes and what to do in our time off so hopefully, when we do come back we're going to be fit and strong and hopefully ready to continue our season.

"I'm off to do a run over the park and I've got my mate Rodders here (his dog) to help me out - that's what I'm doing this morning.

"I hope you're all well and I hope to see you all soon - take care."

Colchester will not play any football until May at the earliest following the latest EFL statement on the coronavirus outbreak.

League Two, along with the Premier League, Championship and League One in addition to all Academy and youth team fixtures will not resume until after April 30 at the earliest, following the COVID-19 crisis.

The EFL had originally said last week that games would not be played until after April 3 at the earliest but that suspension has now been extended.

They say their main objective is for the current season to be completed, in the wake of the coronavirus crisis.

And they have put measures in place to provide a £50million short-term relief package, to assist clubs' cash flow.

Colchester have not played a competitive match since beating Carlisle United 3-0 in League Two, on March 7.