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Preview: Colchester

27 September 2016

Match Previews

Preview: Colchester

27 September 2016

A look ahead to tonight's game


Checkatrade Stadium

SeptemberthTuesday 27


The Reds host Colchester United on Tuesday evening in RH11 looking to record a third straight league win.


Saturday’s 3-2 win at the Globe Arena against Morecambe was the perfect follow up to the last home game at the Checkatrade Stadium, where the side beat Luton Town 2-0.


Depending on results, another victory for Dermot Drummy’s men could push the side into the top seven.


to watch the Head Coach preview the game.hereClick


.hereReds Player HD subscribers can watch striker and top scorer James Collins preview the game


Opposition Dugout:


John McGreal’s men come into the game with four wins, two draws and three defeats from their opening nine league matches.


Their last three away games have seen a 2-0 defeat at Portsmouth, a 2-0 win away to Wycombe Wanderers, and a 1-1 draw against Barnet at the Hive on their last league road trip.


On Saturday, the Essex side suffered a 2-1 reverse at the hands of Accrington Stanley. After the two defeats before that game, McGreal’s men have responded with wins on both occasions.


One to watch:

is a 20-year old youth product of the club who has impressed already during the campaign. He missed the last part of the 2015/16 season with an ankle injury, but has certainly hit the ground running so far.Sammie SzmodicsWith three goals already to his name so far this season,


The midfielder signed a new three-year contract with the club in the summer – having spent time on loan at National League side Braintree Town.

Last Time We Met:

Exactly a month ago the two sides met in RH11 in the first group stage game of the Checkatrade Trophy. A first half goal from James Collins gave the Reds a 1-0 win over their opponents.

Match Officials:

Mr Andy Haines will be the referee for the contest on Tuesday evening – he has taken charge of the Reds on five previous occasions.


He will be assisted by Mr Carl Fitch-Jackson and Mr Michael Webb. The fourth official will be Mr Dean Treleaven.

Ticket News:

here.All the ticket prices and information can be found

Fancy a flutter?

Crawley 2/1

Draw 12/5

Colchester United 13/10


it’s 6/4 for the same outcome against John McGreal's side.The Reds have scored two or more goals in their last two league matches –

Follow it live:


Fans will be able to follow all the action across our social media channels: Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Periscope and Snapchat.


Reds Player HD subscribers will be able to enjoy full uninterrupted commentary of the game with Mitch Mansfield and Tony Vessey.


Post-match video reaction from the Head Coach and players will also be available on YouTube and Reds Player HD.

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