Colchester v Leyton O preview

Date published: Friday 30th August 2013 1:29

Ryan Dickson will hope to return to Colchester’s squad for the home clash against early League One pace-setters Leyton Orient.

The left-back missed last Friday’s 1-1 draw against Carlisle due to a virus, with academy graduate Tosin Olufemi stepping in for his first senior start.

Otherwise, manager Joe Dunne is likely to stick with the same side which has held Sheffield United and Carlisle and beaten Port Vale.

The U’s are unbeaten in their first four matches of the league season but face a stern test against an O’s outfit who boast a 100 per cent record, scoring 11 times in their four matches and conceding just once.

Mathieu Baudry could return to the Leyton Orient defence.

Defender Baudry dropped to the bench to rest a hip injury as the O’s took Premier League side Hull to extra-time before bowing out of the Capital One Cup 1-0 on Tuesday night.

Moses Odubajo, who shrugged off a knock to his knee to play, deputised at right-back and could return to his preferred midfield position.

On-loan Burnley midfielder Marvin Bartley, who has had a slight hamstring niggle, made his full debut against the Tigers and lasted 70 minutes while striker Shaun Batt could be added to the squad following his hamstring problem.

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Colchester v Leyton O preview

Date published: Friday 30th August 2013 1:29

Ryan Dickson will hope to return to Colchester’s squad for the home clash against early League One pace-setters Leyton Orient.

The left-back missed last Friday’s 1-1 draw against Carlisle due to a virus, with academy graduate Tosin Olufemi stepping in for his first senior start.

Otherwise, manager Joe Dunne is likely to stick with the same side which has held Sheffield United and Carlisle and beaten Port Vale.

The U’s are unbeaten in their first four matches of the league season but face a stern test against an O’s outfit who boast a 100 per cent record, scoring 11 times in their four matches and conceding just once.

Mathieu Baudry could return to the Leyton Orient defence.

Defender Baudry dropped to the bench to rest a hip injury as the O’s took Premier League side Hull to extra-time before bowing out of the Capital One Cup 1-0 on Tuesday night.

Moses Odubajo, who shrugged off a knock to his knee to play, deputised at right-back and could return to his preferred midfield position.

On-loan Burnley midfielder Marvin Bartley, who has had a slight hamstring niggle, made his full debut against the Tigers and lasted 70 minutes while striker Shaun Batt could be added to the squad following his hamstring problem.

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Colchester v Leyton O preview

Date published: Friday 9th September 2011 10:48

Colchester have no new injury or suspension problems.

Manager John Ward could well keep faith with the same starting line-up for the third successive league match, with last weekend’s 1-1 draw at Scunthorpe having followed the 4-1 home victory against Oldham.

Ward made six changes for the Johnstone’s Paint Trophy defeat to Barnet which sandwiched the two impressive results, but restored the same XI at Glanford Park as the one which disposed of the Latics so comfortably.

Striker Steven Gillespie is challenging for a starting berth having stepped off the bench to fire the equaliser against the Iron – his first league goal of the season.

Young midfielder Jordan Sanderson returned from his foot injury to feature for the club’s reserves in midweek but this weekend is likely to come too soon for him to challenge for a place in Ward’s matchday 16.

Forward Ashley Vincent (knee) and Bradley Hamilton (fractured cheekbone) continue to watch from the sidelines.

Leyton Orient have been hit with a triple injury blow.

Skipper Stephen Dawson, Elliot Omozusi and Jonathan Tehoue were all crocked during Wednesday night’s epic 14-13 penalty shoot-out defeat by Dagenham in the Johnstone’s Paint Trophy.

Midfielder Dawson has an ankle problem, defender Omozusi picked up a calf injury and striker Tehoue suffered a suspected broken arm.

To cap a miserable week at Brisbane Road, 19-year-old striker Jake Argent was forced to announce his retirement due to a knee injury.

Goalkeepers Jamie Jones and David Button (both shoulder) are out, while defender Scott Cuthbert (calf) and midfielder Matthew Spring (groin) are doubts.

Michael Richardson has gone back to Newcastle following the end of his one-month spell so boss Russell Slade has drafted in another midfielder, Huddersfield’s Tom Clarke, on loan.

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Colchester v Leyton O preview

Date published: Friday 9th September 2011 10:48

Colchester have no new injury or suspension problems.

Manager John Ward could well keep faith with the same starting line-up for the third successive league match, with last weekend’s 1-1 draw at Scunthorpe having followed the 4-1 home victory against Oldham.

Ward made six changes for the Johnstone’s Paint Trophy defeat to Barnet which sandwiched the two impressive results, but restored the same XI at Glanford Park as the one which disposed of the Latics so comfortably.

Striker Steven Gillespie is challenging for a starting berth having stepped off the bench to fire the equaliser against the Iron – his first league goal of the season.

Young midfielder Jordan Sanderson returned from his foot injury to feature for the club’s reserves in midweek but this weekend is likely to come too soon for him to challenge for a place in Ward’s matchday 16.

Forward Ashley Vincent (knee) and Bradley Hamilton (fractured cheekbone) continue to watch from the sidelines.

Leyton Orient have been hit with a triple injury blow.

Skipper Stephen Dawson, Elliot Omozusi and Jonathan Tehoue were all crocked during Wednesday night’s epic 14-13 penalty shoot-out defeat by Dagenham in the Johnstone’s Paint Trophy.

Midfielder Dawson has an ankle problem, defender Omozusi picked up a calf injury and striker Tehoue suffered a suspected broken arm.

To cap a miserable week at Brisbane Road, 19-year-old striker Jake Argent was forced to announce his retirement due to a knee injury.

Goalkeepers Jamie Jones and David Button (both shoulder) are out, while defender Scott Cuthbert (calf) and midfielder Matthew Spring (groin) are doubts.

Michael Richardson has gone back to Newcastle following the end of his one-month spell so boss Russell Slade has drafted in another midfielder, Huddersfield’s Tom Clarke, on loan.

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