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Colchester United

Towards the end of February, when Colchester United were well-placed in fifth spot, with 53 points gained from 33 games, I suggested that the U’s would need 18 points to make the League Two play-offs from their last 13 fixtures.

Colchester United’s current run of form is one reminiscent of relegation candidates, rather than promotion contenders.

It is still mathematically possible, of course, but Colchester United fans are facing up to the prospect of their team missing out on the League Two play-offs after a miserable last couple of months.

Sam Saunders admitted that it was a “very frustrated dressing room” following yesterday’s 2-0 defeat at Bury.

Colchester United correspondent Carl Marston awards his U’s Player Ratings after yesterday’s 2-0 disappointing defeat at Bury

Colchester United boss, John McGreal, admitted that his side “cannot buy a goal” at the moment, following this afternoon’s damaging 2-0 defeat at Bury.

Colchester United travelled to Bury and we have all the best action and reaction in our matchday blog from Gigg Lane.

Bury 2 Colchester United 0

Martin Newell

One evening in 2002 I’d just returned from drinking a couple of writerly pints at the pub when the phone rang. It was Rod Stewart, writes Martin Newell.

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