U’s team news ahead of Shrews visit

An unconsious David Wright is tended to by medical staff at Notts County. He is set to return to the

An unconsious David Wright is tended to by medical staff at Notts County. He is set to return to the U's squad this afternoon - Credit: Archant

COLCHESTER United will be looking to rubber-stamp their place in League One for next season, against Shrewsbury Town this Saturday.

A home win over the Shrews would guarantee survival for the U’s, but if relegation rivals Scunthorpe lose at MK Dons, then the Essex club will be safe regardless of their result at the Community Stadium.

It will be another strong squad to choose from, for manager Joe Dunne, as his assistant Mark Kinsella confirmed this morning.

Midfielder David Wright, who was knocked out and stretchered off during last weekend’s 3-1 defeat at Notts County, will miss out again, as will centre-half Josh Thompson with a sore hamstring.

But otherwise, the U’s have a clean bill of health.


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Kinsella revealed: “Josh Thompson is still out, and David Wright is recovering slowly. It will be difficult for him to come back before this weekend.

“It was a serious incident last weekend, and although David was at the ground on Tuesday, for the MK Dons match (2-0 defeat), he was still feeling groggy. He hasn’t trained yet.

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“But Tom Eastman has got a couple of under-21 matches under his belt, and he came through them,” added Kinsella.

Eastman is on the comeback trail from an ankle injury.

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