Blood-stained Heath set for return
MATT Heath looked a sorry sight when he trooped off the pitch early in the second half at Preston, with blood pouring from a head wound
But warrior Heath, although he was unable to return to the Deepdale battlefield for Saturday’s goalless draw, has been patched up and is ready to return to Colchester United’s starting line-up, for this evening’s visit of Portsmouth.
“Matt (Heath) has had three or four stitches to the head, but it’s to the back of his head so I don’t think it’s going to stop him,” explained U’s manager John Ward.
“It’s not a cut on the eyebrow, or on the front (of the head), where he’s going to head the ball.
“That’s Matt Heath for you. He got stitched up and celebrated with the boys with a point after the game.
You may also want to watch:
“We put him in on Saturday because we knew we had to win some headers, Matt’s got that experience just over Tom Eastman. He did very well for me,” added Ward.
Ward could well name an unchanged side for tonight’s first home game of the season.
- 1 Couple fear they will never sell home after A12 upgrade outside
- 2 Teen among two arrested in armed police incident
- 3 Can Town kick on now? Predictions for the next five league games
- 4 Suffolk man guilty of raping schoolgirl and facing jail sentence
- 5 Jail for man who threatened to 'do a Raoul Moat' and kill police
- 6 'We have formed a successful partnership' - Morsy on his Evans reunion
- 7 Man airlifted to hospital after suffering serious leg injuries in crash
- 8 Things to do in Suffolk this weekend with friends and family
- 9 Channel 4's Changing Rooms comes to Bury St Edmunds tonight
- 10 Britain's poshest train set to return to Ipswich