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When Colchester United last won promotion, back in 2005-06, no fewer than six players chalked up at least 40 league games apiece.

Defensive stalwart George Elokobi, who bagged a sensational winner for Colchester United in Tuesday night’s vital 1-0 home win over Wycombe Wanderers, has predicted a very “bright future” for his centre-half partner, Cameron James.

Promotion-chasing Colchester United have suffered a double blow with the news that both centre-half Frankie Kent and Denny Johnstone have been ruled out for the season, through injury.

Cameron James relished his battle with Wycombe Wanderers’ man mountain, Ade Akinfenwa, during Tuesday night’s 1-0 win at the Community Stadium.

George Elokobi cracked home the best goal of his career, to send Colchester United into the League Two top seven tonight.

Chris Porter was not expecting to be thrown into the first-team fray quite so soon, at Accrington Stanley on Saturday, but he knows that he and his Colchester United team have a job to do against play-off rivals Wycombe Wanderers tonight.

Matt Briggs is eying up the League Two play-off zone, which Colchester United will gate-crash if they can return to winning ways against promotion rivals Wycombe Wanderers this evening.

Chris Porter admitted that Saturday’s shocker at Accrington Stanley was a strong contender for Colchester United’s worst performance of the season.

Colchester United boss, John McGreal, has apologised to the U’s travelling supporters following today’s 2-1 defeat at relegation battlers Accrington Stanley.

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Brennan Dickenson is enjoying the best season of his whole career, and he wants to cap that with a successful promotion bid.

Colchester United have worked so hard, to get themselves into the League Two play-off shake-up, that they don’t want all their hard work to unravel over the coming fixtures.

Kurtis Guthrie does not have particularly fond memories of Accrington Stanley, even though they were the first club to give him his big chance in professional football.

Kurtis Guthrie and Denny Johnstone have had a contrasting few months, in terms of goal-scoring.

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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