U’s game at Walsall called off

COLCHESTER United’s match at Walsall tomorrow has been postponed due to the wintry weather.

Following a lunchtime pitch inspection at the Bescot Stadium, referee Robert Lewis had no hesitation in calling off the League One clash due to a frozen pitch.

It is the second successive U’s match that has fallen victim to the weather, following the previous weekend’s postponement of the home game against high-flying Sheffield United, again due to a frozen surface.

John Ward’s men have not played for a fortnight, since recording a 1-0 win at Leyton Orient.

But there are high hopes that the U’s home game against Brentford, scheduled for Tuesday night, will beat the weather.

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Meanwhile, U’s teenage defender, Bradley Hamilton, has been offered a new contract.

Hamilton has yet to make his senior debut, although he has been in and around the first team squad on occasions.

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