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Colchester United v Wycombe Wanderers: the U's alternatives to Mikael Mandron up front

PUBLISHED: 11:57 22 September 2017 | UPDATED: 14:31 22 September 2017

Cameron James climbs over ex-U's left-back Matt Briggs to win the ball during the U's 1-1 draw against Chesterfield. James should keep his place at Cheltenham, due to Frankie Kent's injury.  Picture: STEVE WALLER

Cameron James climbs over ex-U's left-back Matt Briggs to win the ball during the U's 1-1 draw against Chesterfield. James should keep his place at Cheltenham, due to Frankie Kent's injury. Picture: STEVE WALLER

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Colchester United will be forced into at least one change, for the visit of Wycombe, due to Mikael Mandron's one-match suspension for his second-half sending off at Cheltenham last Saturday.

Mandron was flashed the red card for deliberate handball, during the 3-1 defeat at Whaddon Road, and so will sit out this weekend. The 22-year-old has featured in all of the U’s first 10 games of this season, since his summer move from Wigan.

But John McGreal has options. He could recall Drey Wright up top, alongside Nicke Kabamba, or perhaps reward Brandan Hanlan with his first start following his loan switch from Charlton.

Both Wright and Hanlan have impressed when introduced as substitutes in previous games. McGreal could even play both together, and rest Kabamba, who missed a great early chance at Cheltenham. Another alternative is to give another of his transfer deadline signings, Sanmi Odelusi, a first start.

McGreal confirmed: “Mikael is suspended, but I have one or two others chomping at the bit to come in.”

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