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Preview: Colchester

28 December 2014

A look ahead to Dean Saunders' first game in charge

A new era begins on Sunday when Dean Saunders takes charge of Reds for the first time against Colchester United in a crucial SkyBet League One game at the Checkatrade.com Stadium, kick off 3pm.

 

MATCH OFFICIALS

Referee:Pat Miller

Assistants: Stephen Finch and Chris Wade

Fourth Official: Ian Fissenden

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TEAM NEWS

Izale McLeod returns after suspension. Lanre Oyebanjo (calf), Dean Leacock (illness), Sonny Bradley (ankle) are doubtful for Reds, Josh Simpson (hamstring) continues to be absent.

Colchester boss Tony Humes may make changes after the 2-1 defeat to Gillingham on Friday. Sammie Szmodics, who scored in that game, could get a starting role.


VIEW FROM THE BENCH

Dean SaundersIt’s a fresh start on Sunday against Colchester and I’m asking all our supporters if they can make it to get down and get behind the team. In return I can promise that the players will wear the shirt with pride and give 100%. I will demand nothing less because without hard work by everyone we can’t make the progress we all want for Crawley Town.

  

WE’VE MET BEFORE?

This is the fifth meeting between the teams in the League and Reds have yet to taste defeat against Colchester. Last season the sides drew 1-1 in Essex with Reds edging the home game 1-0. In 2012-13 Reds won 3-0 at home on New Year’s Day having drawn 1-1 at Colchester earlier in the season.

 

SUNDAY’S LEAGUE ONE FIXTURES

Bradford City v Notts County

Coventry City v Chesterfield

Crewe v Preston

Gillingham v Bristol City

MK Dons v Walsall

Peterborough v Doncaster

Rochdale v Fleetwood

Sheffield United v Scunthorpe

Swindon v Port Vale

MONDAY

Barnsley v Oldham

Yeovil v Leyton Orient

 

FANCY A FLUTTER?

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TICKET INFORMATION

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COME ON YOU REDS! 


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