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This is not a false dawn – Colchester United look the real deal this season.

Colchester United correspondent, Carl Marston, awards his ratings out of 10 after the U’s terrific 3-0 home win over Cambridge Unied yesterday, earned by goals from Sammie Szmodics, Frank Nouble and Courtney Senior.

Brandon Comley is only just getting over his jet-lag, following his marathon round trip to Montserrat and back, but he can’t wait to return to the Colchester United fold against East Anglian rivals Cambridge United this weekend.

Colchester United are showing all the hallmarks of a side who can be serious promotion contenders this season.

Colchester United boss, John McGreal, has experienced a mixture of emotions over the last few days.

Colchester United writer CARL MARSTON awards his U’s Player Ratings after yesterday’s 2-1 home defeat to Northampton Town.

Prosser praises young keeper Barnes

Saturday, August 25, 2018

Club captain, Luke Prosser, has praised young keeper Dillon Barnes for his performances at the start of this season, following his promotion to the No. 1 berth after Sam Walker’s summer move to Reading.

Club captain, Luke Prosser, has played a big role in toughening up the spine of Colchester United’s side during the opening few weeks of the season.

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Colchester United have enjoyed a good start to the new season, in League Two, but boss John McGreal admits that there is still a gap to be bridged to become major promotion contenders.

Colchester United writer CARL MARSTON’s U’s Player Ratings from yesterday’s fine 2-0 home win over Port Vale.

This time last season, Colchester United were already feeling the effects of long-term injuries, with both club skipper Luke Prosser and key left-sided specialist Brennan Dickenson stuck in the treatment room for months on end.

Brennan Dickenson, fighting fit again after all his injury woes, believes that Colchester United should be good enough to clinch automatic promotion this season, and not just target a top-seven play-off finish.

Colchester United can be warmly satisfied with their opening day showing at Notts County, on a sun-kissed Saturday afternoon at Meadow Lane, the home of the oldest surviving Football League club in the world.

Colchester United correspondent Carl Marston awards his marks out of 10 for the U’s starting XI following yesterday’s opening day 0-0 draw at Notts County.

Colchester United boss, John McGreal, could not have hoped for a better pre-season, in terms of the friendlies played and the new signings captured in the transfer market.

Colchester United correspondent CARL MARSTON casts his eye over the key arrivals and main departures of the summer, ahead of the 2018-19 season.

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Colchester United have boosted their squad with the signings of West Brom goalkeeper Ethan Ross on a two-year deal and Wolves striker Aaron Collins on a season-long loan.

Luke Prosser has penned a two-year deal with Colchester United.

Colchester United failed to launch a sustained play-off bid last season. U’s writer CARL MARSTON identifies areas that need addressing for the 2018-19 campaign

Tom Eastman has become the first outfield player in Colchester United’s history to be named player-of-the-year on three separate occasions.

Follow all the action and reaction as we bring you live coverage of Colchester United’s EFL League Two match against Swindon Town at the Weston Homes Community Stadium

Colchester United boss, John McGreal, is set to tinker with his side during the last couple of games of the season, and to that end he might blood one or two of his regulars from the under-23s.

Colchester United’s club captain, Luke Prosser, has admitted that the U’s have “not been enough” this season.

Here are Colchester United writer Carl Marston’s U’s Player Ratings after yesterday’s 2-1 defeat at Lincoln City, when substitute Luke Waterfall’s injury-time header finally ended the U’s already slender hopes of making the play-offs.

Colchester United boss, John McGreal, is toying with the idea of reverting to his former favoured three-at-the-back system, for tomorrow’s visit to Sincil Bank.

Colchester United boss, John McGreal, admits that his team has not scored enough goals to mount a big promotion push this season.

Luke Prosser admitted that, “on another day,” Notts County striker Shola Ameobi would have been sent off for an off-the-ball incident which left the U’s skipper crumpled on the deck.

Colchester United’s already distant play-offs hopes were finally quashed for good, at the hands of ruthless Notts County on Saturday.

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