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Brennan Dickenson was handed his first Colchester United start for nearly 11 months, following his patient return from a serious knee injury, at Mansfield on Saturday.

Ipswich Town have not beaten rivals Norwich since a 3-2 victory in 2009, in what proved to be Jim Magilton’s final game in charge. Andy Warren looks at the side who turned out for the Blues that day.

Brennan Dickenson is back, and he means business.

Brennan Dickenson remains on course to return to the Colchester United first-team, by the middle of next month.

Craig Slater and Sean Murray, two of Colchester United’s stalwarts from last season, are struggling to break into the U’s starting line-up this term.

Long-term injury victim, Kurtis Guthrie, is back in full training and champing at the bit to return to competitive action for Colchester United.

Colchester United boss, John McGreal, is keen to “draw a line” under Saturday’s embarrassing FA Cup exit, at the hands of non-league Oxford City, starting at Essex rivals Southend United tomorrow night.

he magic of the FA Cup lives on, especially in the eyes of Colchester United’s experienced midfielder, Doug Loft.

Rotherham United boss Paul Warne says he is planning for life without in-form Ipswich Town loan striker Kieffer Moore.

Ryan Inniss produced his best performance in a Colchester United shirt at Coventry on Saturday, and perhaps one of the best defensive displays seen by a U’s centre-half in a few years.

Colchester United striker, Kurtis Guthrie, could have an injection to try and help him return to competitive action.

Colchester United are finally mastering the art of winning on the road, a fact not lost on goalscorer Ryan Jackson.

Colchester United midfielder, Doug Loft, is adamant that the U’s will learn from their below-par showing in the 1-0 home defeat to Carlisle last weekend, and bounce back to form at Newport County tonight.

Heybridge Swifts have a golden opportunity to reach the first round proper of the FA Cup, for the fourth time in their history, when they travel to north London to take on hosts Haringey Borough in a fourth qualifying round tie at Coles Park this afternoon (kick-off 3pm).

Colchester United are sweating on the fitness of Doug Loft, in the build up to tomorrow afternoon’s home match against fellow mid-table outfit Carlisle.

Colchester United front-runner Kurtis Guthrie has suffered a ‘setback’ in terms of returning to full fitness after long-term injury.

John McGreal has described Ryan Inniss’ performance, during last weekend’s 2-0 home win over Mansfield, as “outstanding.”

As fast as some of the injured players return, then others drop out of the squad with injuries of their own.

Tom Eastman believes that the return of Kurtis Guthrie and Craig Slater, from long-term injuries, could spark Colchester United’s season into life.

Craig Slater, fighting fit again after all his injury woes, talk to U’s correspondent CARL MARSTON ahead of tomorrow’s big match at home to Mansfield Town

Colchester United are picking up an unwanted habit of conceding late goals.

The return of Kurtis Guthrie and Craig Slater, both after injury, were the highlights of Colchester United’s last gasp defeat to Gillingham in the Checkatrade Trophy last night.

Kurtis Guthrie made his long-awaited return to the Colchester United first-team squad, albeit as an injury-time substitute at Yeovil on Saturday.

Colchester United boss, John McGreal, wants his side to carry on “the momentum” from their two previous away games, into tomorrow night’s Checkatrade Trophy Southern Group B match against Gillingham.

Colchester United’s injury-prone midfielder, Doug Loft, insists that the U’s have to be “more ruthless” in both boxes, heading into tonight’s away fixture at mid-table Grimsby Town.

Ryan Jackson insists that there is “a lot more to come” from Colchester United, following a luke-warm start to the new season.

Colchester United wing-back, Ryan Jackson, is looking for the U’s to ‘bounce back’ from the latest away-day flop at Cheltenham last weekend, for tomorrow’s visit of Wycombe Wanderers.

A man in his 20s who was killed in a crash near Gillingham has been named as Aiden Lowe.

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