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Potts leaves, while U’s sweat over possible Thompson suspension

PUBLISHED: 17:21 03 January 2013 | UPDATED: 22:08 03 January 2013

Dan Potts, sticking close to Dean Bowditch on his U's debut at MK Dons

Dan Potts, sticking close to Dean Bowditch on his U's debut at MK Dons

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COLCHESTER United have received one blow, and perhaps even two, on the eve of this weekend’s League One test at Doncaster Rovers.

Left-back Dan Potts has been recalled by his parent club West Ham, following his loan stint with the U’s, ahead of the Hammers’ FA Cup tie against Manchester United this Saturday.

Meanwhile, centre-half Josh Thompson might not be able to feature at Doncaster.

Thompson was sent off during the Boxing Day defeat against Brentford, and was expected to serve his one-match suspension at Crawley Town on New Year’s Day.

But it has since come to light that Thompson, who was initially on loan from Portsmouth before signing a permanent deal when the transfer window re-opened on January 1, might not have officially been a U’s player when Joe Dunne’s men played at Crawley, due to a hold-up with the paperwork.

So Thompson might have to sit out the match at the Keepmoat.

The Essex club are waiting for clarification on this issue tomorrow morning, but as it stands Thompson will be named in the squad set to travel to south Yorkshire tomorrow.

Meanwhile, Potts has returned to West Ham following five appearances for the U’s, all which ended in defeats.

“The gaffer (Joe Dunne) and the lads have been great to me, and I have definitely gained a lot of experience from it,” said Potts this morning, with reference to his stay at Colchester.

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In our daily feature, we take a look at what happened on this day in Ipswich Town’s history. Today we feature wins over Leicester City and Manchester United among others.

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Shrewsbury Town chief executive Brian Caldwell has ruled out Paul Hurst returning to the club following his recent sacking by Ipswich Town.

More than 500 tickets have been donated for Ipswich Town’s home game against West Brom next Friday evening after one small act of kindness gained online momentum.

Toto Nsiala may currently find himself on the fringes of the Ipswich Town first-team but the central defender continues to make an impact off the field each and every week.

We’ve ranked the home kits of all 24 Championship teams. So who comes out on top?

Andre Dozzell has revealed his frustration as his return to action stalled earlier in the season but the teenager is now hungry for minutes on the field after returning to the first-team picture.

In past columns I have talked about a divide between athletes that earn large amounts of money, and those that do not, and how there is a movement in Ipswich to bring this sporting diversity together.

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