‘A low key game’ – admits U’s boss Dunne

Elliott Lee scores Colchester's late late injury time equaliser at Rotherham. But the West Ham loane

Elliott Lee scores Colchester's late late injury time equaliser at Rotherham. But the West Ham loanee is cup-tied for tomorrow's visit of Sheffield United - Credit: Archant

Colchester United boss, Joe Dunne, admits that tomorrow’s FA Cup first round showdown with Sheffield United feels like a “low key game,” on the back of last season’s swashbuckling Essex derby with Chelmsford City.

In the build up to the visit of their fellow League One outfit, Dunne admitted: “We have been very level-headed about it.

“Last year there was all the razzmatazz of Chelmsford (3-1 defeat).

“This was talked about from the draw onwards. Every day was Chelmsford, Chelmsford, Chelmsford.

“But this one feels like a league fixture, and we are just talking about it for the first time today (Thursday press conference).


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“It’s a big game, but a low-key game between teams in the same division,” added Dunne.

The U’s will be without the cup-tied trio of Cian Bolger, Elliot Lee and Jeffrey Monakana, while injuries still rule out Jabo Ibehre, Freddie Sears, Drey Wright, Josh Thompson, Sanchez Watt and David Wright.

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