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MATCHDAY RECAP: Us turn on the style to sink Port Vale 2-0 in home opener

PUBLISHED: 16:54 11 August 2018

U's boss John McGreal will look to get the better of Port Vale Picture: Steve Waller

U's boss John McGreal will look to get the better of Port Vale Picture: Steve Waller

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Follow all the action and reaction as we bring you live coverage of Colchester United’s opening home EFL League Two match against Port Vale.

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John McGreal’s side battled to a goalless draw at last season’s play-off contenders Notts County on the opening weekend of the new campaign.

The Us briefly threatened to launch their own top seven push before fading away to finish 13th and 13 points out of the promotion mix.

Brennan Dickenson, fighting fit again after all his injury woes, is convinced United should be good enough to clinch automatic promotion this season, and not just target the play-offs.

“For me, finishing in the top three is a bare minimum. We are all definitely pushing towards that aim,” he said.

“And for that to happen, we need to get our home form back to how it was during my first seasonhere (2016-17), when we didn’t lose many games.

“We need to make it (JobServe Community Stadium) a scary place for other teams to visit. We want the opposition to be frightened by our style of play.”

• Re-live all the action and get the best reaction from Carl Marston in the blog above.

In our daily feature, we take a look at what happened on this day in Ipswich Town’s history – and today includes two unbeaten home runs and Paul Mariner seeing red

Ipswich Town are bottom of the Championship after 13 games. Here’s what striker Freddie Sears had to say about the threat of relegation, rumours of discontent and manager Paul Hurst’s methods.

Ipswich Town manager Paul Hurst discussed playing style, signings, the role of senior players and changes required at Ipswich Town during his press conference this morning.

Paul Hurst believes a ‘different voice’ can benefit his Ipswich Town side after confirming Chris Hogg has stepped up to help coach the first team.

Ipswich Town manager Paul Hurst believes talk of owner Marcus Evans already lining up a possible replacement is simply ‘hearsay’.

Ipswich Town boss Paul Hurst has responded to criticism surrounding his decision to leave two World Cup players on the bench and admitted he may put Bartosz Bialkowski back in goal at Leeds United tomorrow night.

Ipswich Town manager Paul Hurst told the media that there is a lot at the club which needs to change when he held his press conference ahead of the clash with Leeds this morning.

Paul Hurst’s Ipswich sit bottom of the Championship with just one win to their name. Here ANDY WARREN looks at how it’s come to this for Hurst and the Blues.

Former Ipswich Town captain Matt Holland has questioned Paul Hurst’s recruitment strategy and decision-making while admitting he fears for the future of his former club.

Ipswich Town are rock bottom of the Championship following their 2-0 home loss to QPR on Saturday. Andy Warren will be hosting a webchat from 12.30pm to discuss what’s going on with the Blues.

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