Colchester United's midfield crisis shows no sign of easing, although Ben Stevenson has suffered no reaction to his recent groin injury, and fellow midfielder Tom Lapslie has at least returned to training.
Colchester United have rebounded between defeats and victories in recent weeks, and defender Frankie Kent hopes that the U's will again show that bouncebackability at play-off rivals Exeter City this afternoon.
Replacement centre-half, Tom Eastman, became the 10th different Colchester United player to etch his name on the score-sheet this season, with his opener against Yeovil Town in a midweek, a very impressive ratio from just 11 league games.
Ipswich Town are bottom of the Championship table following Saturday's 2-1 defeat at Sheffield Wednesday. STUART WATSON gives his considered verdict ahead of Sunday's East Anglian derby at Portman Road.
Club captain, Luke Prosser, has praised young keeper Dillon Barnes for his performances at the start of this season, following his promotion to the No. 1 berth after Sam Walker's summer move to Reading.
I drove 400 miles from Cornwall for Saturday's game - and I was delighted I made the effort. The performance, and the atmosphere, perfectly summed up the excitement of the new era at Portman Road, writes North Stander Terry Hunt.