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

Colchester United are playing like a team who can win promotion this season.

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 are still very much in the promotion race, but Saturday’s rollercoaster ride suggests that they are not quite good enough to make the top three automatic places.

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 stalwart, Tom Eastman, has labelled today’s home game against Morecambe as “massive.”

This was no smash-and-grab away victory.

Colchester United look set for a season-long challenge for promotion, and manager John McGreal wants them to “enjoy it.

Colchester United centre-half, Tom Eastman, is back in contention for a place in the squad after recovering from a recent head injury.

Carl Marston’s Talking Points from yesterday’s 1-0 home win over Macclesfield Town

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.

Colchester United have only scored three goals in their last five league matches, and only four in their last seven in all competitions, but their main concern is of a defensive nature for the visit of fellow top-six side Exeter City tomorrow afternoon.

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.

Colchester United boss, John McGreal, admitted that “it wasn’t our day,” after this afternoon’s 2-0 defeat at Newport County.

Newport County 2 Colchester United 0

Colchester United face a real test of their automatic promotion credentials when they take on fellow top-six side Newport County in South Wales this afternoon, not least because they are weakened by injuries, suspension and unavailability.

It will be winner-takes-all at Cambridge United, in this evening’s East Anglian derby, and Colchester United do not have to look far to seek inspiration.

Colchester United midfielder, Harry Pell, believed that the U’s were the better team for the first quarter of the game, but that a failure to score during this period ended up costing them at Accrington Stanley on Saturday

Colchester United writer Carl Marston’s U’s Player Ratings after yesterday’s 1-0 defeat at Accrington Stanley in the FA Cup.

Colchester United have been winning plaudits for their goal-scoring prowess this season, topping the League Two goal-charts in recent weeks, but U’s boss John McGreal has also been highlighting the excellent performances at the other end of the pitch.

Colchester United correspondent, Carl Marston, awards his U’s player ratings (out of 10) following yesterday’s 3-1 home win over Crawley Town.

Replacement centre-half, Tom Eastman, became the 10th different Colchester United player to etch his name on the score-sheet this season, with his opener against Yeovil Town in a midweek, a very impressive ratio from just 11 league games.

Courtney Senior is a player who oozes confidence, on and off the pitch, and that positive approach is having a big effect on his own and also Colchester United’s impressive start to the new season.

Centre-half Frankie Kent will NOT feature at Stevenage on Saturday, despite making good progress following his ankle injury sustained during the 2-1 home defeat to Bury last weekend.

Frank Nouble plundered a second-half brace as dazzling Colchester United comfortably defeated Yeovil Town 3-1 at home tonight, to move up to fourth in League Two.

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

Colchester United suffered only their second defeat of the season, at home to Bury on Saturday, but club captain Luke Prosser is adamant that the team will ‘bounce back’ against visiting Yeovil Town this evening.

Leading scorer Luke Norris, in addition to the defensive pair of Tom Eastman and Frankie Kent, is a doubtful starter for tomorrow’s visit of Yeovil Town.

Club captain, Luke Prosser, admitted that the U’s defensive injury woes made it a ‘hard’ afternoon, but the 30-year-old was making no excuses after Saturday’s 2-1 home defeat to visiting Bury.

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