High praise from above for Colchester United’s Tom Eastman

A flashback to Tom Eastman slotting home Colchester United's first goal of the season, in the openin

A flashback to Tom Eastman slotting home Colchester United's first goal of the season, in the opening day 1-1 draw at Hartlepool

Colchester United manager, John McGreal, was full of praise for centre-half Tom Eastman after Saturday’s 1-1 draw at Newport County.

Eastman delivered a man-of-the-match performance at Rodney Parade, both in his familiar defensive role as part of a three-man central defence, but also his impressive runs forward with the ball.

The ex-Ipswich defender certainly has good ability on the ball, for a big man.

McGreal enthused: “Tom (Eastman) has grown into the role.

“He’s nearly had a shot and also put in a superb ball in the second half, a brilliant ball – that’s what he can do.


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“Of course defensively Tom was really, really solid.

“And now he is bringing in that bit of a bonus, into his game, of being comfortable in possession when going forward,” added McGreal.

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The U’s are on the road again this Saturday, away at Exeter City.

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