Colchester United have only scored three goals in their last five league matches, and only four in their last seven in all competitions, but their main concern is of a defensive nature for the visit of fellow top-six side Exeter City tomorrow afternoon.
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.
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.
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.
Here are Colchester United writer Carl Marston’s U’s Player Ratings after yesterday’s 2-1 defeat at Lincoln City, when substitute Luke Waterfall’s injury-time header finally ended the U’s already slender hopes of making the play-offs.
Carl Marston’s U’s Player Ratings following yesterday’s 4-1 home defeat to Cheltenham Town, during which Kyel Reid was sent off just three minutes after Kurtis Guthrie had slammed the U’s into a 1-0 lead on 40 minutes.