Kayode Odejayi hopeful of quick return against Spireites

COLCHESTER United boss, John Ward, was annoyed with the late challenge on Kayode Odejayi that restricted the big striker to just four minutes on the pitch on Saturday.

However, the good news for the U’s is that Odejayi, despite looking set to sit out training until Friday, should be fit for this Saturday’s home game against lowly Chesterfield.

Introduced as a 73rd minute substitute, during the 1-1 home draw against Scunthorpe, Odejayi hobbled off with an ankle injury before he could make an impact on the game.

Ward explained: “Kay took a blow on the ankle, and it swelled up quite badly.

“It was frustrating that the challenge went unpunished and unnoticed by most people, but it happened right in front of us, near the touch-line.

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“It wasn’t a stamp, but there are stud marks on his ankle.

“Kay is a tough guy. He will not train until Friday, but we have high hopes of him being fit for the weekend.”

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Last Saturday’s injury was rough luck on target man Odejayi, who had only just recovered from a toe problem.

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