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Chris Porter celebrates his goal against Carlisle, with team-mates Tom Eastman and Kurtis Guthrie, in the U's last home match

Colchester United’s first team will next be in action on home turf on Tuesday, February 7, when play-off rivals Wycombe Wanderers visit the Community Stadium for a rearranged League Two fixture, although that too might have to be rescheduled.

Yesterday, 07:59
U's boss John McGreal clenches his fist after his side secured a point from a 1-1 draw at Newport on Saturday

The sign of a good team is one that is still picking up points, when playing well below their best.

Mon, 12:36
A flashback to Tom Eastman slotting home Colchester United's first goal of the season, in the opening day 1-1 draw at Hartlepool

Colchester United manager, John McGreal, was full of praise for centre-half Tom Eastman after Saturday’s 1-1 draw at Newport County.

Sunday, January 15, 2017
Both teams, Newport County and Colchester United, take part in a minute's applause in memory of Graham Taylor before Saturday's match at Rodney Parade.

Colchedster United’s flying right wing-back, Richard Brindley, was happy with his side’s point from Saturday’s ugly 1-1 draw at Newport.

Saturday, January 14, 2017
U's boss John McGreal, who was happy with his side's point at Rodney Parade this afternoon

Colchester United boss John McGreal described today’s 1-1 draw at bottom club Newport County as a “hard-earned point.”

Saturday, January 14, 2017
Kurtis Guthrie, left, won the penalty from which Chris Porter, right, scored in today's 1-1 draw at Newport

Newport County 1 Colchester United 1

Saturday, January 14, 2017
Richard Brindley goes close with a shot during the 0-0 draw against today's hosts Newport County, from last October

Colchester United boss, John McGreal, will be giving basement dwellers Newport County his utmost respect this afternoon, despite the Welsh club’s current plight at the foot of the Football League.

Friday, January 13, 2017
Glen Kamara, has left the U's

Colchester United boss, John McGreal, confirmed that Glen Kamara had returned to Arsenal, following the end of his loan deal, although he was in talks about the possibility of signing Tommy O’Sullivan.

Thursday, January 12, 2017
Tarique Fosu is congratulated by George Elokobi after scoring at Stevenage

Tarique Fosu has expressed his delight at signing an extension to his loan deal, which will take him through to the end of the season.

Thursday, January 12, 2017
Action from the first ever meeting between Newport and Colchester, from last Ocotber. Newport's Jennison Myrie-Williams and the U'ss Richard Brindley clash during the 0-0 draw

Colchester United might be on a five-game winning run, with 22 points collected from a possible 24 in their last eight matches, but midfielder Owen Garvan thinks that performances can improve still further.

Thursday, January 12, 2017
Craig Fagan celebrates scoring his hat-trick goal against Notts County

Last Saturday, Kurtis Guthrie completed the seventh league hat-trick by a Colchester United player since the club regained their league status in 1992.

Here we recall the U’s ‘super seven.’

Tuesday, January 10, 2017
Owen Garvan in the thick of the action at Cheltenham, during his first appearance of the season which yielded a 3-0 away win

Colchester United’s key midfielder, Owen Garvan, believes that the U’s two-pronged attack of Kurtis Guthrie and Chris Porter are severely testing opposition defences.

Monday, January 9, 2017
Kurtis Guthrie thumps home one of his three goals against Carlisle on Saturday

Colchester United’s hat-trick hero, Kurtis Guthrie, is certainly relishing his first full season in the Football League, after two years in the National League with Forest Green Rovers.

Saturday, January 7, 2017
U's boss John McGreal

Colchester United boss John McGreal described his side’s performance against Carlisle as “terrific” following today’s resounding 4-1 home win.

Saturday, January 7, 2017
Kurtis Guthrie walked off with the match-ball following a hat-trick in today's 4-1 win over Carlisle

Colchester United 4 Carlisle United 1

Saturday, January 7, 2017
Tom Lapslie

Midfielder Tom Lapslie, who has played a key role in the U’s dramatic revival, following a spell on the sidelines with a foot injury, feels that the U’s are invincible at the moment.

Friday, January 6, 2017
The U's celebrate Tom Eastman's opening goal in the 2-0 home win over Cheltenham

Colchester United will be in the play-off zone, if they can inflict only a third league defeat of the season on visiting Carlisle United tomorrow.

Friday, January 6, 2017
John McGreal with his manager-of-the-month award for December

John McGreal has become the first Colchester United boss for nearly eight years to win a manager-of-the-month award.

Thursday, January 5, 2017
George Elokobi celebrates with the fans at the final whistle by beating a fan's drum following the 2-0 win over Cheltenham.

Colchester United have the resilience, and the defensive qualities needed, to mount a successful promotion push this season.

Tuesday, January 3, 2017
Elliot Lee, celebrating scoring against Doncaster last season, could be set for a return to the U's

Elliot Lee is reported to be set to sign on loan to Colchester United, for a third time.

Monday, January 2, 2017
U's boss John McGreal

Colchester United boss John McGreal praised his players for “putting their bodies on the line” during this afternoon’s 2-0 home win over lowly Cheltenham Town.

Monday, January 2, 2017
Tom Eastman, who scored after just 10 minutes against Cheltenham today

Colchester United 2 Cheltenham Town 0

Saturday, December 31, 2016
U's boss John McGreal, who was happy with his side's point at Rodney Parade this afternoon

Colchester United boss John McGreal described today’s terrific 4-2 win at Stevenage as a “late Christmas cracker.”

Saturday, December 31, 2016
Kurtis Guthrie celebrates scoring from the penalty spot against Stevenage this afternoon

Stevenage 2 Colchester United 4

Saturday, December 31, 2016
John McGreal celebrates his side's win at Kenilworth Road, Luton, on Boxing Day

Colchester United manager, John McGreal, is hoping to help extend his side’s excellent run, as the U’s look to close in on the League Two play-off zone going into 2017.

Thursday, December 29, 2016
Tom Eastman battles with Luton striker Jack Marriott on Boxing Day

Tom Eastman celebrated his 200th Football League appearance, in a Colchester United shirt, with a top-notch display during the 1-0 win at Luton Town on Boxing Day.

Wednesday, December 28, 2016
Craig Slater shooting and scoring the winner at Luton on Boxing Day

Craig Slater, who has been such a hit at Colchester United since his summer move from Kilmarnock, believes that the U’s can gate-crash the League Two play-offs this season.

Monday, December 26, 2016
U's boss John McGreal

Colchester United boss John McGreal was full of praise for his side following today’s excellent 1-0 away win at play-off chasing Luton Town.

Monday, December 26, 2016
Craig Slater celebrates

Luton Town 0 Colchester United 1

Saturday, December 24, 2016
U's boss John McGreal

Colchester United boss John McGreal is on the look-out for a new striker, when the transfer window opens in January.

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