Matt Briggs could make his long-awaited Colchester United return at Blackpool

Matt Briggs

Matt Briggs - Credit: Archant

Matt Briggs could be involved in his first Colchester United match of the season, away at Blackpool this Saturday.

The U’s left-back has been dogged by injury throughout this season, and has in fact only played one full 90 minutes during the last year.

Before his full appearance in the 3-3 home draw against Wigan, last March, the ex-Millwall defender’s previous 90 minutes had been a 3-0 defeat at Scunthorpe on January 23, 2016.

But the talented 25-year-old is on the comeback trail, and is set to travel to Bloomfield Road with the first-team squad this weekend.

Manager John McGreal revealed this afternoon: “Matt (Briggs) has had several games for the under-23s, and has been training with the first-team squad for a while.

“So we have pulled him out of today’s under-23s match (at Bristol City), with a view to him being involved this weekend.

“He will train with the first team for the rest of the week,” added McGreal.

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