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Preview: Colchester United

12 March 2015

A look-ahead to Saturday's game

Reds travel to fellow Sky Bet League One strugglers Colchester United on Saturday, kick off 3pm.

 

MATCH OFFICIALS

Referee: James Adcock

Assistants: Daniel Robathan & Michael Webb

Fourth Official: Ian Cooper

For more information on Saturday's referee click here.

 

TEAM NEWS

Dean Leacock (groin), Lanre Oyebanjo (hamstring), Conor Henderson (ankle) and Josh Simpson (hamstring) are all still sidelined but Marvin Elliott is available after missing our last four games with a hamstring problem.

Striker Rhys Healey, who is on loan from Cardiff City, is a doubt for the U's because of an ankle injury.


Reds have won three out of their last eight but have only won twice on their travels this season. Colchester have lost their last three and last six out of eight, although they did beat Bristol City at home last month.THE FORM GUIDE     


VIEW FROM THE BENCH

: "It's a big game for both clubs but we've played well in recent games and not got the points we deserved. I'd settle for a scrappy performance on Saturday and three points if I'm being honest."Dean Saunders


 "The players have got to expect horrible games because both Crawley and Yeovil (next Tuesday) will come here not wanting to lose. Saturday won't be the prettiest of games and we have to prepare for that."Tony Humes (Colchester United boss):


DID YOU KNOW?

Both Ryan Dickson (pictured) and Anthony Wordsworth are in line to face their former club on Saturday.

  

WE’VE MET BEFORE?

This will be the sixth meeting between the teams and Reds have not lost any of the previous five, all played in League One.

The two previous fixtures at the Weston Homes Community Stadium have both finished 1-1 while at home Reds have won twice with the meeting in December, which was Dean Saunders' first game in charge, ending 0-0.

 

REST OF THE LEAGUE ONE FIXTURES

Bristol City v Gillingham

Chesterfield v Coventry City

Doncaster v Peterborough

Fleetwood v Rochdale

Leyton Orient v Yeovil

Notts County v Bradford

Oldham Athletic v Barnsley

Port Vale v Swindon

Preston v Crewe

Scunthorpe v Sheffield United

Walsall v MK Dons


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