John Ward has thrown down the gauntlet to winger Anthony Wordsworth after his brace helped Colchester to a point in a 2-2 draw at Exeter.
Ryan Harley put Exeter ahead with an early penalty, but two goals in as many minutes from Wordsworth gave the visitors the lead at the break.
Substitute Richard Logan grabbed an equaliser with three minutes left, but Ward said: "I have challenged Anthony (Wordsworth) to get 15 goals for me this year. Then I might get some good money for him!
"He has the ability to play in the Championship and if he does get 15, he might take me with him. That's the challenge he has got and he has 13 more goals to get now.
"He is a smashing kid and has a super left foot. I haven't seen him score a goal like his second in the 10 months I have been here, so now he has a lot to live up to."