Colchester United correspondent, Carl Marston, awards his ratings out of 10 after the U’s terrific 3-0 home win over Cambridge Unied yesterday, earned by goals from Sammie Szmodics, Frank Nouble and Courtney Senior.
Colchester United boss, John McGreal, was full of praise for Frank Nouble after the former Ipswich Town front-runner netted his first goal for his new club, in today’s 3-0 home win over Cambridge United.
Colchester United’s Sammie Szmodics is sure that former U’s player and manager, Joe Dunne, willl enjoy a good reception when he leads out his Cambridge United team at the JobServe Community Stadium on Saturday.
Tom Eastman is so used to being one of the first names on the Colchester United team-sheet, over the last five years, that it must have felt a little weird to have spent most of the first month of this campaign warming the substitutes’ bench.
Colchester United attacker Sammie Szmodics was on cloud nine after earning the U’s a last gasp point thanks to a real goal poacher’s effort, in the fifth minute of stoppage time in a 1-1 draw at Mansfield Town this afternoon.
This time last season, Colchester United were already feeling the effects of long-term injuries, with both club skipper Luke Prosser and key left-sided specialist Brennan Dickenson stuck in the treatment room for months on end.
Brennan Dickenson, fighting fit again after all his injury woes, believes that Colchester United should be good enough to clinch automatic promotion this season, and not just target a top-seven play-off finish.
Kane Vincent-Young is unlikely to be a part of Colchester United boss John McGreal’s plans, after the 22-year-old failed to a sign a new contract just 24 hours before the season opener at Notts County.
Colchester United can be warmly satisfied with their opening day showing at Notts County, on a sun-kissed Saturday afternoon at Meadow Lane, the home of the oldest surviving Football League club in the world.