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Colchester United have become stuck in a rut, but flying winger Abo Eisa believes that the U's will still make the end-of-season League Two play-offs.

Teddy Bishop believes getting a full pre-season under his belt will be 'game-changing' for him as he continues his drive for full fitness following three injury-disrupted years.

Colchester United boss, John McGreal, has described today's home showdown with in-form Tranmere Rovers as the "hardest game of the season."

Mikael Mandron insists that he and his Colchester United team-mates are "still confident" of finishing in the League Two play-off zone this season.

Colchester United's midfield crisis shows no sign of easing, although Ben Stevenson has suffered no reaction to his recent groin injury, and fellow midfielder Tom Lapslie has at least returned to training.

Colchester United have rebounded between defeats and victories in recent weeks, and defender Frankie Kent hopes that the U's will again show that bouncebackability at play-off rivals Exeter City this afternoon.

Colchester United correspondent Carl Marston assesses the chances of the U's finishing the season in the League Two play-off zone.

Colchester United boss John McGreal was frustrated with his side's 3-0 home defeat, and also Frank Nouble's late red card, at the hands of Forest Green Rovers.

Colchester United are unbeaten in four matches, with two wins and two draws, but they can afford no let-up against improving Swindon Town today.

Athletics correspondent Carl Marston is travelling around the region (and beyond) running in different parkruns. This week he heads to Great Denham, near Bedford

A 46-year-old father who went missing from his Suffolk home earlier this week has been located in Exeter.

Colchester United have 13 games left, and nine of these are against top-half-of-the-table opposition, with seven of them in the top 10.

A 16-year-old boy who was missing after saying he was visiting friends in a nearby Suffolk town has been found.

A fugitive who killed a woman from Clacton he took out on a speedboat during a date has been caught after months on the run.

Colchester United boss, John McGreal, is looking for more guile and more energy from his team, when they take on relegation-threatened Notts County this afternoon.

This was no smash-and-grab away victory.

Sammie Szmodics has deservedly been nominated for the Sky Bet League Two player of the month award for November.

Former Ipswich Town manager Paul Hurst appeared on Sky Sports' EFL Matters show last week, where he discussed his time at Portman Road.

Colchester United are riding high in third spot, in League Two, but only two points separate the U's from 10th-placed Forest Green Rovers, who they face in the Cotswolds this evening.

Colchester United failed in their attempt to chalk up an eighth win from just 10 home league starts, but it was not for want of trying.

Follow all the action and reaction as we bring you live coverage of Colchester United's home EFL League Two match against Exeter City

Colchester United have the best home record in League Two, and they want to keep it that way.

Sammie Szmodics has contributed six goals already this season, but Colchester United's talisman attacker has admitted that the loss of leading scorer Luke Norris has been a big blow to the Essex club.

Paul Lambert has challenged Teddy Bishop to make his mark as the midfielder continues his bid for fitness following three injury-hit seasons.

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.

Worry for U's as goals dry up

Monday, November 19, 2018

Colchester United, despite Saturday's defeat at Newport County, remain well-positioned in fourth spot in League Two, and so well-placed to mount a promotion challenge this season.

Andy Warren looks at the Ipswich Town players who could emerge and offer Paul Lambert some much needed help.

A crackdown on anti-social behaviour and nuisance vehicles is underway in an Essex town.

The Coca Cola truck, which is known for it's festive tune 'the holidays are coming', will not be spreading its Christmas cheer in Ipswich this year.

Colchester United boss, John McGreal, has for the second time this season been nominated for a Skybet League Two manager of the month award.

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