Wilson to miss three more games
COLCHESTER United right-back Brian Wilson will miss at least three more games with an ankle injury.
The 27-year-old enjoyed a superb start to life at the U’s following his summer arrival from Bristol City, starting the first eight games of the season and catching the eye with some excellent attacking displays.
He limped off with an ankle injury in the 1-1 home draw with Plymouth nearly three weeks ago though and has since missed games against Southampton (0-0), Tranmere (3-1) and Dagenham & Redbridge (2-2).
And U’s boss John Ward this morning revealed that he will be without Wilson’s service for at least three more, with Colchester travelling to MK Dons this Saturday, hosting Wycombe in the Johnstone’s Paint Trophy next Tuesday and then welcoming Huddersfield the following Saturday.
He said: “I think we will be without Brian for the next three games. It will probably not be until after the Huddersfield game that we can consider him. We’ve got him jogging straight lines, but that’s obviously not enough at the moment.”
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Colchester will also be without left-back Marc Tierney at stadium:mk on Saturday. The 25-year-old fell awkwardly in a challenge on Tuesday night and will have a scan on a potentially dislocated shoulder in London this afternoon.
Ward said: “We’re waiting on the results of the scan, but he definitely won’t be available on Saturday.”
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There is better news meanwhile for centre-back Magnus Okuonghae who suffered a bad clash of heads with Dagenham & Redbridge midfielder Romain Vincelot on Tuesday night. The Nigerian-born defender had some stitches put into a head wound and, after missing a couple of days training as a precaution this week, should be fine for the weekend.
Fellow centre-back Pat Baldwin, who has missed the last two matches with an ankle knock sustained at Southampton, will undergo a late fitness test once again.
– With Wilson and Tierney injured and Coker out on loan, find out who Ward is considering for his back four in tomorrow’s EADT.