Sunshine and Showers

Sunshine and Showers

max temp: 9°C

min temp: 4°C

Search
Kings of Anglia Issue 9 Magazine Offer

U’s players back to full fitness after bug scare

PUBLISHED: 14:51 16 August 2018 | UPDATED: 15:00 16 August 2018

U's boss John McGreal, who has himself only just recovered from the effects of a bug that has swept through the U's camp this week. Picture: STEVE WALLER

U's boss John McGreal, who has himself only just recovered from the effects of a bug that has swept through the U's camp this week. Picture: STEVE WALLER

© Copyright Stephen Waller

Colchester United’s playing staff, many of them laid-low by a mytsery bug/illness at the start of the week, are fighting fit again ahead of this Saturday’s tough trip to Mansfield Town.

Many of the U’s players were feeling a little bit par, health-wise, ahead of Tuesday night’s visit to Cheltenham Town, which ended in a 2-2 draw in the EFL Cup, before the Robins won through to the second round 6-5 on penalties.

“Everyone is more or less fit and well again,” revealed boss John McGreal following today’s press conference at Florence Park, Tiptree.

McGreal continued: “The boys have come back in and trained today. A few are still not 100%, but hopefully they will all have recovered for this weekend.

“They had a day off yesterday, to recover, and they got through today’s training session.

“But no excuses. That’s football. We didn’t play well for the first 30 minutes at Cheltenham, but in the second half we took the game to them.

“Cheltenham scored their second when we were on top, but we showed good resilience to score two quick goals.

“It’s just a shame we were one of nine teams to go out on penalties. The rules had changed, otherwise I felt we could have gone on and won it in extra-time.

“Now we have a tough trip to Mansfield, and we will need to be resilient again if we are to come away with something from this game,” added McGreal.

ANDY WARREN spoke to new Ipswich Town first-team coach Matt Gill about his time at Norwich and his start to life under Paul Lambert at Portman Road.

Ipswich Town trio Andre Dozzell, Flynn Downes and Trevoh Chalobah could have the chance to impress the club’s new management when England’s Under-20s take on Germany in Colchester tonight (7pm ko).

In our daily feature, we take a look at what happened on this day in Ipswich Town’s history. Today we remember when Danny Haynes scored twice against Norwich as Town win the East Anglian derby

Ipswich Town manager Paul Lambert says winger Danny Rowe needs to get fitter if he is to feature more for the first team.

Sir Alf Ramsey was one of Ipswich Town and England’s greatest-ever managers. Some would say he WAS the greatest. Few reporters had the access to Sir Alf as former EADT/Ipswich Star and Green’Un editor TONY GARNETT enjoyed. Here are some of his memories

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.

Cole Skuse agrees that his team mate and good friend Luke Chambers has probably taken on too much responsibility as Ipswich Town captain.

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.

Most read

Show Job Lists

Newsletter Sign Up

Sign up to the following newsletters:

Sign up to receive our regular email newsletter

Our Privacy Policy

MyDate24 MyPhotos24