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Kings of Anglia Issue 9 Magazine Offer

MATCHDAY RECAP: Us turn on the style to sink Port Vale 2-0 in home opener

PUBLISHED: 16:54 11 August 2018

U's boss John McGreal will look to get the better of Port Vale Picture: Steve Waller

U's boss John McGreal will look to get the better of Port Vale Picture: Steve Waller

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Follow all the action and reaction as we bring you live coverage of Colchester United’s opening home EFL League Two match against Port Vale.

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John McGreal’s side battled to a goalless draw at last season’s play-off contenders Notts County on the opening weekend of the new campaign.

The Us briefly threatened to launch their own top seven push before fading away to finish 13th and 13 points out of the promotion mix.

Brennan Dickenson, fighting fit again after all his injury woes, is convinced United should be good enough to clinch automatic promotion this season, and not just target the play-offs.

“For me, finishing in the top three is a bare minimum. We are all definitely pushing towards that aim,” he said.

“And for that to happen, we need to get our home form back to how it was during my first seasonhere (2016-17), when we didn’t lose many games.

“We need to make it (JobServe Community Stadium) a scary place for other teams to visit. We want the opposition to be frightened by our style of play.”

• Re-live all the action and get the best reaction from Carl Marston in the blog above.

Mark Heath, Andy Warren and Stuart Watson are back with another episode of the Kings of Anglia podcast.

Trevoh Chalobah was proud to captain England Under 20s in their 2-0 victory over Germany at Colchester on Monday night but has already turned his attention to Ipswich Town’s Friday clash with West Brom.

Ipswich Town left-back Jonas Knudsen says he is ready to talk to other clubs in January.

Ipswich Town manager Paul Lambert is clear on his January recruitment strategy following a meeting with owner Marcus Evans yesterday.

In our daily feature, we take a look at what happened on this day in Ipswich Town’s history. Today features John Wark scoring twice in a draw with Swindon, while the Blues progressed in the League Cup.

Ipswich Town assistant manager Stuart Taylor believes the international break has offered the perfect chance for the Blues squad to bond further following the arrival of Paul Lambert.

Ipswich Town midfielder Andre Dozzell believes he is finally back up to speed following his year-long injury absence.

England Under 20s beat Germany 2-0 at Colchester this evening. ANDY WARREN was there to see how Trevoh Chalobah, Andre Dozzell and Flynn Downes got on

Ipswich Town’s Under-23s beat their Crystal Palace counterparts 5-2 at Playford Road this afternoon. STUART WATSON gives his observations.

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.

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