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Colchester United correspondent Carl Marston awards his U’s Player Ratings out of 10 following yesterday’s 3-2 home defeat to Mansfield Town, during which the U’s squandered a two-goal lead by conceding three second-half goals.

Colchester United boss John McGreal was left frustrated after today’s dramatic 3-2 home defeat to fellow promotion candidates Mansfield Town.

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Follow all the action and reaction as we bring you live coverage of Colchester United’s EFL League Two clash against Mansfield at the JobServe Stadium.

Colchester United boss, John McGreal, insists that his team are “still in with a shout,” in terms of promotion, ahead of today’s big top-five clash against ambitious Mansfield Town.

Colchester United’s club skipper, Luke Prosser, remains focused on grabbing one of the three automatic promotion places, rather then just being content with a play-off berth.

Colchester United boss, John McGreal, has missed out on his initial targets in the transfer market, during the first half of this month’s transfer window.

Deadly marksman Harry Pell admitted that there was “a lot of pressure” on Colchester United’s players to end their recent winless streak at Port Vale on Saturday, to steer their promotion bid back on track.

Colchester United manager, John McGreal, declared today’s 3-0 win at Port Vale as “a big three points.”

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Colchester United have drawn huge praise from today’s hosts, Port Vale, both from their manager Neil Aspin and their leading scorer Tom Pope.

Getting your noses in front, in a game, has never been more important to Colchester United than this season.

Even though Colchester United failed to beat Notts County, the Football League’s basement dwellers, following a 3-3 draw on Saturday, striker Mikael Mandron believes that it could yet prove a “massive point” by the end of the season.

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.

Two points dropped, or one point gained?

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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