Tierney ruled out after red card shame

COLCHESTER United defender Marc Tierney scored the winner the last time Stockport County were in town - but the defender won't be able to repeat the feat today following his moment of madness at Oldham.

Stuart Watson

COLCHESTER United defender Marc Tierney scored the winner the last time Stockport County were in town - but the defender won't be able to repeat the feat today following his moment of madness at Oldham.

The 24-year-old left-back is suspended for tonight's League One game at the Weston Homes Community Stadium (7.45pm) following his two-booking dismissal at Boundary Park on Saturday.

The Football Association have confirmed his one game suspension - sustained after kicking the ball away for a second yellow card - comes into immediate effect.


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With back-up left-back Matt Lockwood currently on loan at Dagenham & Redbridge, it means John White is likely to switch sides and Phil Ifil will come in at right-back.

Midfielder Kemi Izzet, who has been suffering with a virus for a number of weeks, came on for the last 23 minutes of the U's 2-2 draw on Saturday and could be in contention for a return to the starting line-up.

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Kevin Lisbie has also been suffering will illness, but played almost an hour of Saturday's game and should pass a fitness test.

Colchester have now taken just two points from their last three league games, but host a fourth-from-bottom Stockport side currently on a five game losing streak in the league.

“It won't be easy because they're a decent side and I'm sure there will be a bit of resolution about them because of the situation they are in,” said U's boss Aidy Boothroyd, whose side are fourth from top in the table.

“We're in a learning process. They're (Colchester players) learning about me and I'm learning about them.

“This is the start of a new six game cycle of games and I think there's definitely room for improvement.

“As time goes on I think we'll get better and win more games. A good result on Tuesday night and another one on Saturday keeps us OK.”

Stockport's squad - like Colchester's - has been struggling with illness in recent weeks, however, Gary Ablett should be able to reinstate midfielders Liam Bridcutt and Carl Baker to his team tonight.

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