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U’s team news ahead of Rovers clash

PUBLISHED: 11:05 22 February 2013 | UPDATED: 11:05 22 February 2013

Brian Wilson

Brian Wilson

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Colchester United boss, Joe Dunne, has no new injury concerns ahead of tomorrow’s key home game against Tranmere Rovers.

The U’s have dropped back into the relegation zone, following last weekend’s 3-0 defeat at Sheffield United, combined with results elsewhere, but Dunne has virtually a full-strength squad at his disposal.

Right-back Brian Wilson missed the trip to Bramall Lane, due to a calf injury, but he is pushing for a return.

The U’s only two long-term absentees, club skipper Kem Izzet and deputy keeper Mark Cousins, are also back in training after their respective ankle and wrist injuries.

Cousins will be hoping to return to the bench, as back-up for Sam Walker, although Izzet is still some way off a return to competitive senior action – the midfielder’s last game was the 1-0 defeat at Doncaster on January 5. He could be pushing for a place by mid-March.

Meanwhile, tomorrow’s visitors Tranmere boosted their attacking options yesterday, by signing Stoke City striker Mamady Sidibe on loan for the remainder of the season.

Big target man Sidibe has struggled with serious injuries in recent years, but could still prove to be a handful at this level.

The Mali international scored once in 10 outings for Championship club Sheffield Wednesday during a loan spell earlier in the season.

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Defender Adam Webster makes his return from an ankle injury tonight for the Ipswich Town under 23s.

My mates who support other teams just don’t understand. They glance at the results, and the Championship table, and send me texts saying things like: “I bet you’re thrilled with your team.”

Ipswich Town got back to winning ways with a 2-0 home victory over rock-bottom Bolton Wanderers on Saturday.

Ipswich Town beat Bolton Wanderers 2-0 at Portman Road to move back up to fifth in the Championship table.

Dominic Iorfa says Ipswich Town’s players are feeling confident ahead of Saturday’s trip to Championship table-toppers Leeds United.

The feeling walking out of the ground on Saturday was pretty much what we’d all settle for most weeks – happy that Ipswich Town have won.

Ipswich Town fans should, to use modern football parlance, be ‘buzzing’.

Ipswich Town back to winnings ways by beating Bolton 2-0 at Portman Road and you’ve been sharing your photos of the day using the #myitfcpic and #itfc hashtags

Ipswich Town beat Bolton Wanderers 2-0 at Portman Road in a Championship match yesterday. MIKE BACON gives his player ratings.

Second half goals from Cole Skuse and David McGoldrick saw Ipswich Town beat rock-bottom side Bolton Wanderers in the Championship. STUART WATSON gives his observations.

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