Time for a rest, Macca

Elliot Lee

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Colchester United boss Joe Dunne will be giving Macauley Bonne the weekend off, rather than including him in tomorrow’s trip to Preston.

Academy product Bonne, who only turned 18 recently, has played in the U’s last five games, and has already scored two goals.

The striker celebrated his 18th birthday with his first ever goal, to beat Peterborough 1-0, and also netted in the FA Cup defeat to Sheffield United.

But he will be given the chance to put his feet up this weekend, before returning to the fold for next Tuesday’s home game against MK Dons.

“I’m going to give Macca (Bonne) a few days off,” revealed manager Dunne.


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“He’s had a lot happen to him in a very short space of time.

“He’s done great for us as a young body, but we’ve got players coming back now, so we will give him this weekend off and he will probably come back into the squad for MK Dons on Tuesday.”

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