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Tom Lapslie was sent off for the first time in his career, in controversial circumstances, but he was delighted with the way his side continued to shut out hosts Coventry City during Saturday’s 0-0 draw at the Ricoh Arena.

Tom Lapslie felt aggrieved and very hard done-by, after receciving the first red card of his career at Coventry City on Saturday.

Here are Carl Marston’s five talking points from yesterday’s 0-0 draw at Coventry City.

Colchester United boss, John McGreal, felt that Tom Lapslie’s red card was “very harsh” following today’s gritty 0-0 draw at Coventry City.

Colchester United writer Carl Marston recalls a fine away day for the U’s, which ended in a 1-1 draw in an FA Cup tie at Coventry City’s Highfield Road, 13 years ago in January, 2004

Colchester United boss, John McGreal, is anticipating a “really good game” at former top flight club Coventry City this afternoon.

From having the joint worst away record in the country, suddenly Colchester United are proving to be the kings of the road.

Drey Wright should return to the Colchester United squad this weekend, following an ankle injury sustained during last Saturday’s 1-0 home defeat to Carlisle.

Lewis Kinsella admits that some of his team-mates, and rivals for the left-back/left wing-back role, have been playing better than him.

Colchester United striker, Kurtis Guthrie, could have an injection to try and help him return to competitive action.

Colchester United are finally mastering the art of winning on the road, a fact not lost on goalscorer Ryan Jackson.

Colchester United boss, John McGreal, praised his side for their “resilience” following tonight’s terrific 2-1 away win at Newport County.

Colchester United midfielder, Doug Loft, is adamant that the U’s will learn from their below-par showing in the 1-0 home defeat to Carlisle last weekend, and bounce back to form at Newport County tonight.

U's and me

Carl Marston has never really recovered from his first game as a Colchester United reporter, when keeper Ron Green went walkabout once too often (twice actually) in a crazy 4-4 draw against Rochdale in 1992. But he is still following the U’s… Follow him on twitter @Carl_Marston

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