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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.

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