Perkins could play again this season

COLCHESTER United midfielder David Perkins is making good progress on his recovery from a hamstring injury and could still appear for the first team again this season.

That’s according to U’s manager John Ward who is hopeful that he will have his energetic midfielder – a strong candidate for Colchester’s Player of the Season – back for the last two matches of the campaign.

Perkins pulled up sharply with a hamstring problem in the 2-1 defeat at Sheffield Wednesday earlier this month and has since missed the 1-0 home win over former club Rochdale and last weekend’s 4-1 defeat at Carlisle.

“David Perkins is improving,” said Ward at this morning’s press conference.

“He won’t be ready for this weekend (Colchester are away at Brentford tomorrow and host Brighton on Monday), but we’ve got our fingers crossed that he just might have a chance for Yeovil (away the following Saturday).”

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Should he not recover in time for that trip to Somerset, Perkins would then be pushing to play in Colchester’s last game of the season – a home match against Bristol Rovers on May 7.

– Full match preview of Colchester United’s Good Friday trip to Brentford in tomorrow’s EADT.

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