A big week for improving U’s

COLCHESTER United might be off the pace, in terms of the promotion race, but this week they can have a huge say on who is going to make the top two.

John Ward’s men have already shocked league leaders Charlton, following a 2-0 win at The Valley last week.

Tonight, it is the turn of second-placed Sheffield United to take on the U’s, at an expectant Weston Homes Community Stadium.

Fourth-placed Huddersfield will also visit the U’s on Saturday, so there is plenty of scope to clip the wings of promotion hopefuls.

Looking further ahead, high-flying Sheffield Wednesday will pay a trip to the Essex club next month.

You may also want to watch:

United, then, have chances galore to ruin a few reputations, as well as boosting their own slender hopes of pushing for sixth spot.

Martin Rowlands will miss tonight’s clash, due to a groin injury, so Andy Bond is expected to start.

Most Read

Bond replaced Rowlands, in central midfield, before the half-hour mark during Saturday’s goalless draw at Wycombe.

Become a Supporter

This newspaper has been a central part of community life for many years. Our industry faces testing times, which is why we're asking for your support. Every contribution will help us continue to produce local journalism that makes a measurable difference to our community.

Become a Supporter