Colchester United | U's vs Ipswich
UK time is: 07:56:55
Vital Login
Social Login

Choose your club

Other Sites

Network Navigation

Vital Partners

'If It's Football, It's Vital'

Colchester vs. Ipswich

Layer Road



U's vs Ipswich

If local rivals Ipswich Town leave Layer Road with all three points tomorrow the U's two-year Championship stay will be over...

Vital Quotes:

U's boss Geraint Williams told BBC Essex: 'We know we haven't given the fans enough.

'So we want to make sure that we go out against Ipswich very positive, give a good performance and give them the win that we all want.

'We've got to make sure that we do the old stadium some justice. There's been some great moments here and perhaps we can squeeze one or two more out before the end of the season.'

Town manager Jim Magilton told The Colchester Gazette: 'Geraint Williams has been very unlucky because some of their performances have been better than results suggest.

'We know that from our game with them at Portman Road (in late October). Even so, I was very impressed with them and I have been every time I've seen them this season.

'They play a very attacking brand of football - very much in the philosophy of their manager - and they're always capable of scoring goals, either from midfield or from the likes of Clive Platt and Kevin Lisbie.

'If they were to get relegated I'd be very sad because if we're in the Championship we want them in there with us - it can only be a good thing for East Anglia.'

Colchester Team News:

Pat Baldwin (shoulder) and Clive Platt (back) are both set to miss out after picking up injuries against West Brom.

Youngster Medy Elito (calf) should be fit, but Teddy Sheringham (foot) and Matt Heath (calf) are still out.

Mark Yeates and Aiden Davison (both shoulder), along with Kevin Watson (calf) remain sidelined.

Player to watch: Kevin Lisbie

The ex-Charlton front-runner notched his 16th goal of the season for the rock-bottom U's last weekend and will be looking to continue his goalscoring form.

Ipswich Team News:

Town hope to have David Norris (heel) and Shefki Kuqi (hamstring) available for the game at Layer Road.

While Pablo Counago (suspension) and Richard Naylor (neck), along with Jon Walters (knee) miss out.

Player to watch: Danny Haynes

The highly-rated youngster scored against the U's earlier this season and will be looking to worry the U's backline tomorrow.

Match Facts & Stats

The U's have failed to keep a clean sheet since August and have the worst defensive record in the Championship.

Ref Watch:

Referee: Andy P D'Urso - From Essex.

Games: 36

Yellow Cards: 87

Red Cards: 5

Assistants: T Mason and M T McCoy

Fourth Official: A Slaughter

Match Prediction:

I'll go for a 3-1 U's win!

Next Fixtures:

The U's travel to Leicester next weekend.

The Journalist

Writer: StevieG Col U Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Friday April 4 2008

Time: 11:24AM

Your Comments (oldest first)

Change to most recent first
Good ref...and he's from Billericy!
StevieG Col U
Report Abuse
04/04/2008 11:27:00

3-1 U's win?! You must be joking. Without Lisbie, you can't hit a cow's arse with a banjo. You're defence is equally as shocking. You're going down with the Norwich!!
Report Abuse
04/04/2008 12:53:00

I'm sorry steve, but where did that optomism come from??
Report Abuse
04/04/2008 14:00:00

With Alan lee throwing himself down looking for penalties we have no chance anyway!
Report Abuse
04/04/2008 14:30:00

Well I've got to back the U's! Am sure Lee will get his usual doze of abuse!
StevieG Col U
Report Abuse
04/04/2008 18:31:00

Lee Already looking for Pens, what a cheat
Report Abuse
05/04/2008 16:10:00

Yeah is a dirty cheat, great victroy, I was right to be optimistic!
StevieG Col U
Report Abuse
05/04/2008 21:02:00


Have Your Say

Log in...
with your social network     OR     with your Vital account

Recent Colchester United Articles

A Festive 10 In 10 From Sky Sports (Friday October 7 2016)

EFL - The Stats Ten Games In (30/9/16) (Friday September 30 2016)

Which Manager Has Spent The Most? (Thursday September 29 2016)

EFL Trophy & Whole Game Solution Update (Saturday September 17 2016)

Disabled Access Issues For Seven? (Friday September 16 2016)

Archived Colchester United Articles

List All Vital Colchester Articles
Have your say
Click here to suggest an article
Click here to suggest a poll

League Results (view all)

Latest Results

League Table (view table)

Team P W D L GD Pts
10. Morecambe 13 6 1 6 -6 19
11. Mansfield 13 4 6 3 1 18
12. Notts County 13 5 3 5 0 18
13. Colchester 13 4 4 5 -1 16
14. Hartlepool 13 3 7 3 -2 16
15. Yeovil 13 5 1 7 -6 16
16. Wycombe 13 4 3 6 -3 15

Colchester United Fixtures (view all)

Breaking League News

On this day in history...22nd October
Portsmouth : 22/10/2016 08:00:01
DRFC Blackpool v Doncaster Rovers - Match Officials
Doncaster : 22/10/2016 08:00:00
Crewe Alex: The Usual Stuff
Crewe : 21/10/2016 17:19:01
Another loan for Oxlade-Chamberlain
Portsmouth : 21/10/2016 12:00:01
Cook - Notts County another tough game
Portsmouth : 21/10/2016 11:00:01

Current Site Poll (view all polls)

Colchester v Rochdale
Suggested By:  
Colchester win 40%
Rochdale win 60%
Draw 0%