Colchester United's Tom Lapslie will be out for at least another three weeks, while fellow midfielders Harry Pell and Brandon Comley are still struggling with injuries, ahead of Saturday's home clash with Newport County.
Colchester United correspondent Carl Marston awards his marks out of 10 for the U's Player Ratings after their fantastic 4-0 win at Northampton Town yesterday. The goals were scored by Frank Nouble, Abo Eisa, Kane Vincent-Young and Sammie Szmodics.
Colchester United correspondent Carl Marston awards his U's Player Ratings (out of 10) following yesterday's 1-0 home win over Swindon Town. Sammie Szmodics scored the winner in first-half stoppage time.
Colchester United have a more physical look to them for this coming season, and that should stand them in good stead as they try and secure promotion from League Two, at the third time of asking, following relegation in 2016.
Kurtis Guthrie crowned his first league start for nearly 11 months with a wonderful goal, although his opening strike ultimately proved fruitless in Colchester United's 4-1 home defeat to Cheltenham Town.