Yeovil Town v Colchester United: U’s boss John McGreal targeting a first away win

Brandon Hanlan, in action against Grimsby's Danny Collins during Tuesday night's 2-2 draw, should be

Brandon Hanlan, in action against Grimsby's Danny Collins during Tuesday night's 2-2 draw, should be fit despite an ongoing groin injury. Picture: RICHARD BLAXALL - Credit: Richard Blaxall / Pagepix

Colchester United boss, John McGreal, is hoping that his side can build on Tuesday night’s first away point of the season, a 2-2 draw at Grimsby, with a first victory on the road at Yeovil this Saturday.

Speaking at this lunchtime’s press conference, following the morning training session at Florence Park, McGreal said: “Having got that first away point, we want to get an away win now.

“I saw a different type of performance from my team on Tuesday, although we didn’t quite manage the win.

“There were a little bit more grit and determination about the team.

“In the previous four away matches, we had tried to go out and play our way, and again we had a great start, which we have managed so often in games this season.


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“We got the early goal (Kyel Reid’s fifth minute opener), but we couldn’t keep it for long,” added McGreal.

The U’s boss confirmed that captain Tom Lapslie would return after a one-match suspension, incurred for five bookings, while he was hopeful that striker Brandon Hanlan would shrug off an ongoing groin problem.

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