John-Joe O’Toole to miss Brentford clash

JOHN-Joe O’Toole will miss Colchester United’s trip to mid-table Brentford tomorrow.

O’Toole is struggling with a groin injury, and so will not be risked by manager John Ward.

The ex-Watford midfielder was sent off in the corresponding fixture last season, having come on as a substitute in a 1-1 draw.

Ward explained this morning: “John-Joe is my only injury. He is still not quite right.

“The injury has not really settled down, so we have kept him out of it this week.

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“We hope he will be back for the following weekend’s game against Doncaster.

“At least the midfield is quite a strong area for us,” added Ward.

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O’Toole limped off after 47 minutes of the 1-1 draw against Sheffield United two weeks ago, and was only a late substitute at Tranmere last weekend.

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