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Colchester vs. Wolves

Layer Road

01.03.2008

15:00

U's Vs Wolves

Colchester United manger Geraint Williams is looking for his side to bounce back and collect all three points on Saturday, after gifting Bristol City victory last weekend. The U`s, who are five points adrift from safety, are in need of a vital win, as Williams looks to steer the U`s to Championship survival.

Wolves, who are buoyed by last weeks victory away to Crystal Palace, travel to North Essex with a wealth of attacking talent and will be eager for a win.

Vital Quotes:

U's boss Williams told the Colchester Gazette: 'We're looking for another unbeaten run - starting from tomorrow.'

'It's a chance for us to pick up three points and that's what we have got to do.'

'We have to be nice and positive and go at Wolves.' The Welshmen explained.

Former U's defender George Elokobi is returning to Layer Road for the first time since his January move to Wolves, he told the Birmingham Mail: 'The Colchester boys are always fired up for a game at home, I know that from experience.'

'Tomorrow will be exactly the same and even more so because they won`t want to lose two games in a row.' He added.

'But we will be fired-up as well because we want to win. It`s never an easy place to go for teams so we will need to be right on top of our games.'

He also vowed not to go 'over the top' if he scored in tomorrow's match: 'I have to respect Colchester, who I describe as my parent club.'

'If I was to score of course I`d be happy but I wouldn`t want to go over the top.' Elokobi added.

Colchester Team News:

Colchester United are hoping defenders Chris Coyne and John White will be available. Coyne (head) and White (elbow) were both forced off in the U`s defeat to Bristol last weekend.

Striker Kevin Lisbie is hoping to start after recovering from an ankle injury. Mark Yeates (shoulder) and Pat Baldwin (knee) are both ruled out along with Jamie Guy, Teddy Sheringham, Mark Cousins and Aiden Davison.

Player to watch: Kevin Lisbie

Lisbie is set to start after missing the last couple of games with an ankle injury. The Jamaican has been in fine form since the turn of the year and will want to continue.

Wolves Team News:

Mick McCarthy is hoping goalkeeper Wayne Hennessy will play, after suffering concussion last Saturday.

Matt Jarvis (hip) could play, but Michael Kightly (ankle) has been ruled out until the end of the season. Stephen Ward (knee) will also be unavailable.

Player to watch: Kevin Kyle

Kyle linked up with McCarthy, once more, after joining on loan until the end of the season. The giant Scot scored his first goal last week, and will want to build on it.

Match Facts & Stats

The U`s will be looking for their fourth home victory of the season.

Match Prediction:

Both sides can score goals, a 2-2 draw!

Next Fixtures:

The U's face a tough trip to Plymouth on Tuesday night.


The Journalist

Writer: StevieG Col U Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Friday February 29 2008

Time: 2:56PM

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Graet prediction; so will Elokobi play?
Matt_Us
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29/02/2008 18:47:00

Thanks, well he's played the last couple of games, Wolves fans have been really impressed with him!
StevieG Col U
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29/02/2008 18:51:00

Not so great after all!
StevieG Col U
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05/03/2008 20:12:00

 

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