U's match in doubt

COLCHESTER United are keeping a close eye on their pitch ahead of tonight's scheduled League One clash against Brentford.This evening's match (7.45pm kick-off) at the Weston Homes Community Stadium is currently due to go ahead.

Stuart Watson

COLCHESTER United are keeping a close eye on their pitch ahead of tonight's scheduled League One clash against Brentford.

This evening's match (7.45pm kick-off) at the Weston Homes Community Stadium is currently due to go ahead. However, heavy rain over the last few days has put the fixture in serious doubt.

Ground staff at the Essex club will continue to monitor the state of the pitch this morning and the very latest news will be posted on this website: www.greenun24.co.uk (m.greenun24.co.uk for mobile users).


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Should the game go ahead, U's boss Aidy Boothroyd will be sweating on the fitness of three key players this evening.

Captain Magnus Okuonghae (shoulder), striker Kayode Odejayi (knee) and defender Paul Reid (back) will all undergo late fitness tests.

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On a more positive note, Colchester will be once again able to call on upon the services of right-back John White tonight after he was given permission to miss Saturday's 1-0 win over Oldham due to the fact his fiance had undergone an operation.

The 11th placed Bees inflicted a rare defeat on Colchester at Griffin Park back at the start of last December courtesy of former U's loanee Charlie MacDonald's 15th minute header.

Boothroyd accused the home side of 'celebrating like they had won the World Cup' following their 1-0 victory.

Andy Scott's side started the month with a 4-0 win over Gillingham, but suffered a 2-1 defeat at Walsall on Saturday after drawing with lowly Wycombe the previous week.

Should tonight's game go ahead, live match updates will be available at www.twitter.com/Stuart_Watson.

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