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.
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.
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.
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.