There used to be a time when Colchester United were regularly on the wrong end of some heavy defeats, especially when they were low on confidence, short of self-belief and in the midst of a relegation battle.
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.
Colchester United are going great guns this season, with the likes of Luke Norris spearheading the attack, Luke Prosser and Frankie Kent marshalling the defence, and summer recruit Harry Pell dominating the midfield battles.
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.
Brandon Comley is only just getting over his jet-lag, following his marathon round trip to Montserrat and back, but he can’t wait to return to the Colchester United fold against East Anglian rivals Cambridge United this weekend.
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.
Forest Green Rovers simply love playing at home, and that’s got nothing to do with the Gloucestershire club’s well-publicised eco-friendly stance, with its entirely organic pitch, the solar panels on the roof of the stand, and the vegan pies.