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Thu, 14:32
Chris Porter fires in a shot. He remains sidelined by a hamstring injury.

Chris Porter will remain on the sidelines for Colchester United’s trip to Mansfield this Saturday.

Thursday, December 1, 2016
Sean Clohessy of Colchester United during the Sky Bet League 1 match at Ashton Gate, Bristol
Picture by Richard Blaxall/Focus Images Ltd +44 7853 364624

Sean Clohessy believes the pressure will be completely off Braintree Town, when they take on Millwall in an eagerly-anticipated FA Cup second round tie at The Den on Sunday.

Saturday, November 26, 2016
Man of the match Owen Garvan

Colchester United boss John McGreal praised Owen Garvan for a superb individual display after today’s 4-0 home win over Crewe Alexandra.

Saturday, November 26, 2016
Kurtis Guthrie celebrates his first half goal against Crewe, with team-mate Brennan Dickenson. Photo by PAGEPIX

Colchester United 4 Crewe Alexandra 0

Saturday, November 26, 2016
Owen Garvan in the thick of the action at Cheltenham

It was no fluke that the end of Colchester United’s winless run should coincide with the long-awaited return of Owen Garvan.

Thursday, November 24, 2016
Luke Prosser, who has been ruled out for the season

Colchester United have suffered a huge blow with the news that club captain Luke Prosser has been ruled out for the whole season.

Thursday, November 24, 2016
George Elokobi celebrates after the final whistle at Cheltenham

Despite being shipped out on loan to Braintree Town, and being well down the pecking order of Colchester United defenders, George Elokobi never once questioned whether his U’s career might be over.

Tuesday, November 22, 2016
Craig Slater scores the U's first at Cheltenham tonight

Cheltenham Town 0 Colchester United 3

Tuesday, November 22, 2016
U's boss John McGreal at Yeovil on Saturday after the final whistle

Colchester United have almost hit rock-bottom, so the only way is up at the ailing Essex club.

Monday, November 21, 2016
Jamie Cureton, celebrating a goal at Hull City, was a star of the U's Championship campaign of 2006-07

It has been quite a dramatic fall from grace, over the last 10 years for Colchester United.

Saturday, November 19, 2016
Kurtis Guthrie, had some strong words to say after today's 2-1 defeat at Yeovil

Colchester United goalscorer Kurtis Guthrie described the U’s current poor run as “a shambles,” following today’s heart-breaking 2-1 defeat at Yeovil Town.

Saturday, November 19, 2016
Kurtis Guthrie, who scored at Yeovil this afternoon

Yeovil Town 2 Colchester United 1

Friday, November 18, 2016
U's boss John McGreal

Colchester United are stuck in a rut. But how did they get there?

Thursday, November 17, 2016
Luke Prosser

Colchester United could be without their captain, Luke Prosser, long-term.

Tuesday, November 15, 2016
Colchester United boss, John McGreal

Colchester United’s current winless run is nothing unusual. In fact, alas, it has become the norm of the last five or six seasons at the Weston Homes Community Stadium.

Monday, November 14, 2016
Colchester keeper Sam Walker with the ball during the U's 3-0 defeat to Leyton Orient on Saturday.  Picture: Steve Waller

Colchester United goalkeeper Sam Walker pulled no punches after Saturday’s dismal 3-0 home defeat to fellow League Two strugglers Leyton Orient.

Saturday, November 12, 2016
U's manager John McGreal looks at his watch during this afternoon's 3-0 home defeat to Leyton Orient

Colchester United boss John McGreal admitted that today’s dismal 3-0 home defeat to fellow strugglers Leyton Orient was a “devastating result.”

Saturday, November 12, 2016
Kurtis Guthrie

Colchester United 0 Leyton Orient 3

Friday, November 11, 2016
Robbie Cowling

Be careful what you wish for!

Wednesday, November 9, 2016
Brennan Dickenson, returned after injury

An unwanted record was broken last night, as the lowest-ever attendance for a Colchester United home match witnessed their final Checkatrade Trophy group match, against League One outfit Charlton.

Tuesday, November 8, 2016
David Wright, seen here taking charge of Colchester United's first team as caretaker manager at Barnsley last season, has moved to Norwich City as an under-18 lead coach

David Wright has left Colchester United’s coaching staff, to join Norwich City.

Monday, November 7, 2016
Chesterfield's Jay O'Shea (right) celebrates with his team-mates after scoring to put the visitors 1-0 up against Colchester on Saturday, in front of a crowd of just 1,840. Photo: Steve Waller

The attendance of 1,840, for the visit of Chesterfield on Saturday, was the lowest ever crowd for a Colchester United home match in the FA Cup. Here is the ‘top 10’ of the U’s smallest home crowds for the FA Cup:

Saturday, November 5, 2016
Tarique Fosu celebrates scoring the equaliser in the U's 2-1 defeat to Chesterfield. Picture by Steve Waller

Colchester United boss John McGreal believes his players have to “be accountable on the pitch,” after the U’s bowed out of the FA Cup, beaten 2-1 by Chesterfield in the first round this afternoon.

Saturday, November 5, 2016
Drey Wright, right, rifling home a goal for the U's against Accrington Stanley

Drey Wright has revealed that players who have been “bottling up” their feelings, as regards Colchester United’s recent poor run, have all had their say this week, ahead of this afternoon’s FA Cup first round home tie against League One strugglers Chesterfield.

Friday, November 4, 2016
Chris Porter battles for a high ball at Home Park against Plymouth on Saturday

Colchester United might be on a downward spiral at the moment, but striker Chris Porter insists that the U’s have yet to be out-played by any League Two opposition this season.

Wednesday, November 2, 2016
Denny Johnstone, left, the U's front-man

Colchester United front-runner, Denny Johnstone, is adamant that he and strike-force partner Chris Porter will start firing in the goals together, as soon as the service into the penalty area improves.

Saturday, October 29, 2016
The referee Kevin Johnson is stretchered off after a collision with a Plymouth player during the U's 2-1 defeat this afternoon

Colchester United boss, John McGreal, insisted that the long 11-minute break for an injury to referee Kevin Johnson, just before Plymouth snatched their winner, was a key moment in the game following today’s 2-1 defeat in Devon.

Friday, October 28, 2016
Alex Wynter

Defender Alex Wynter has taken his chance in the U’s back four, having had to bide his time this season, although he admits he is not playing in his favoured position.

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