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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.

Fringe first-teamers Diaz Wright, Ollie Kensdale and Cameron James could all be involved at Newport County tomorrow, against Welsh hosts who are sixth in the table, but have only won one of their last seven league games.

Frank Nouble might be blessed with a mixed reception, when he returns to his former club Newport County in the colours of Colchester United tomorrow.

Cambridge United 3 Colchester United 1

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

What could go wrong, did go wrong, for out-of-luck Colchester United 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 boss, John McGreal, was “proud” of his side’s display despite bowing out of the FA Cup with a 1-0 defeat at League One hosts Accrington Stanley this afternoon.

Follow all the action and reaction as we bring you live coverage of Colchester United’s FA Cup first round tie at Accrington Stanley.

Accrington Stanley 1 Colchester United 0

Too often in the past, Colchester United have been the victim of FA Cup giant-killing acts, or failed to live up to their favourites’ tag against less-fancied opposition at the banana-skin stage of round one.

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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