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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.

Colchester United will be sweating on a late fitness test for midfielder Tim Lapslie, ahead of tomorrow’s home test against Carlisle United.

Colchester United correspondent Carl Marston examines what the U’s have to do, pointwise, if they want to reach the play-offs, or gatecrash the top three

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Free-scoring Colchester United, targeting what would be their first promotion in 13 years, are on course to become the highest scorers by a U’s team since the turn of the century.

Colchester United are bang in form, and hoping to mark their first visit to Macclesfield Town for 20 years with a third win on the spin this afternoon.

Kane Vincent-Young is poised to make his 100th league appearance for Colchester United, away at lowly Macclesfield Town on Saturday, an impressive landmark for a young defender aged just 22.

Colchester United’s squad is looking stronger than it has done for many years.

Colchester United boss John McGreal knows full well that his side must “get better results at home,” if they are to sustain a promotion push during the last third of the season.

John McGreal faces a few pleasant selection headaches, following the impressive displays of new recruits Abo Eisa and Callum Roberts as substitutes last weekend, for tomorrow’s visit of Cheltenham Town.

Luke Norris has returned to training, after his latest ankle injury, and could even be involved in Colchester United’s home match against Cheltenham Town on Saturday.

Colchester United’s three new signings all made a big impact, during Saturday’s eye-catching 4-0 victory at Northampton Town, a result which leaves the U’s just one point adrift of the play-off zone.

Abo Eisa took just five minutes to score, on what was a dazzling debut for Colchester United at a stunned Northampton on Saturday.

The last week has potentially been a huge week in Colchester United’s season, and could well prove a turning point.

The U’s will be bidding to halt a run of two straight defeats, following a 3-2 home loss to Mansfield and a 2-1 defeat at Crewe, when they travel to lower mid-table Northampton Town this afternoon.

Callum Roberts is ready to hit the ground running, at his new club Colchester United, following his loan switch from Newcastle United on transfer deadline day yesterday.

Colchester United face a key next couple of days, even though they won’t be kicking a ball in anger.

Colchester United thrashed Crewe Alexandra 6-0 on home turf last August, but they will find the Railwaymen a very different type of proposition at Gresty Road this afternoon.

Colchester United’s fit-again full-back, Kane Vincent-Young, believes that the League Two table is beginning to take shape, and that the U’s can stay up there in the top seven.

Colchester United boss, John McGreal, has admitted that there has been strong interest in a couple of his players during this month’s transfer window.

Colchester United boss, John McGreal, insists that his team are “still in with a shout,” in terms of promotion, ahead of today’s big top-five clash against ambitious Mansfield Town.

Colchester United’s club skipper, Luke Prosser, remains focused on grabbing one of the three automatic promotion places, rather then just being content with a play-off berth.

Colchester United boss, John McGreal, has missed out on his initial targets in the transfer market, during the first half of this month’s transfer window.

Deadly marksman Harry Pell admitted that there was “a lot of pressure” on Colchester United’s players to end their recent winless streak at Port Vale on Saturday, to steer their promotion bid back on track.

Colchester United manager, John McGreal, declared today’s 3-0 win at Port Vale as “a big three points.”

Colchester United have drawn huge praise from today’s hosts, Port Vale, both from their manager Neil Aspin and their leading scorer Tom Pope.

Getting your noses in front, in a game, has never been more important to Colchester United than this season.

Even though Colchester United failed to beat Notts County, the Football League’s basement dwellers, following a 3-3 draw on Saturday, striker Mikael Mandron believes that it could yet prove a “massive point” by the end of the season.

Mikael Mandron might not have known much about his goal, on the stroke of half-time, but it certainly helped Colchester United to claw back a two-goal deficit to draw 3-3 against Notts County.

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.

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