Injury updates ahead of Colchester United’s home tussle with Coventry

Sam Walker is beaten by Jamie Devitt's second-half free-kick during yesterday's 1-1 draw at Carlisle

Sam Walker is beaten by Jamie Devitt's second-half free-kick during yesterday's 1-1 draw at Carlisle. Picture: PAGEPIX - Credit: Pagepix Ltd

Colchester United look set to be without striker Kurtis Guthrie, for tomorrow night’s visit of Coventry City, while full-back Kane Vincent-Young continues to struggle with a sore hamstring.

Guthrie hobbled off with a swollen ankle, following a foul on him during Saturday’s 1-1 draw at Carlisle United, and he is unlikely to be fit to face the Sky Blues.

That could mean a full U’s debut for Liam Mandeville, after the Doncaster loanee replaced Guthrie before the hour-mark on Saturday.

Vincent-Young, meanwhile, missed out all together, and Drey Wright should again fill in at left wing-back tomorrow evening.

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“We adjusted to losing Kurtis, although we didn’t play for 15 minutes after making the sub,” admitted McGreal.

“Kane has a recurring hamstring injury. He’s had it for a number of weeks. It just seems to tighten up at the least things, so he has had a scan and we will go from there,” added McGreal.

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