UK time is: 13:35:34
Vital Login
Social Login

Choose your club

Other Sites

Network Navigation

Vital Partners

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

Millwall vs. Colchester United

The New Den

02/09/2008

19:45

Millwall vs U's - JPT

Colchester United travel to Millwall tonight in the first round of the Johnson's Paint Trophy.

The U`s face the Lions on the back of Saturday`s frustrating draw at home to Oldham, while Millwall beat Huddersfield 2-1.

The U`s match against the Lions, at the New Den, is their first in the competition for three years.

Millwall Team News:

Lions midfielder Danny Spiller could return after a long lay-off, while Gary Alexandra is unlikely to play.

Danny Senda and Marcus Bignot (both knee), along with Marc Laird (hamstring) miss out.

Player to watch: Tresor Kandol

Kandol, 27, scored a goal as the Lions beat Huddersfield on Saturday and will be looking to strike again.

The man on loan from Leeds will be a real handful for the U's back-line.

Colchester United Team News:

Record-signing Steven Gillespie (hamstring) misses out, as he did against Oldham.

Pat Baldwin is once again in the squad, as he continues to build up his fitness, however, Paul Reid is also unavailable.

David Perkins, Dean Hammond, Medy Elito and Akanni-Sunday Wasiu will all be hoping to start.

U'squad: Gerken, Cousins, Coyne, Baldwin, Ifil, Heath, White, Wordsworth, Hammond, Izzet, Jackson, Perkins, Yeates, Elito, Batchelor, Platt, Wasiu, Vernon.

Player to watch: Mark Yeates

Yeates, 23, impressed against Oldham on Saturday, with a fine double strike.

The former Tottenham Hotspur winger will be looking to continue where he left off.

Ref Watch:

Referee: Gavin L Ward - Surrey

Assistants: R Beevor and J G Comley

Fourth Official: G S Evetts

Match Prediction:

StevieG Col U's prediction: 2-0 U's win!

Next Fixtures:

The U's travel to face Crewe a week on Saturday, while Millwall host Hartlepool this weekend.


We want to know YOUR thoughts...


VITAL COLCHESTER IS 100% UNOFFICIAL - FOR THE FANS, BY THE FANS






Use your social login to comment on front page articles. Login using you Facebook, Twitter, Google or LinkedIn accounts and have your say!

The Journalist

Writer: StevieG Col U Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Tuesday September 2 2008

Time: 12:21PM

Your Comments

Hope Elito gets a run-out. He should be starting each week as he was looking good towards the end of last season, getting better by the game. I'm a fan of Woody but he isn't a natural wide man or even a left sided player so find his inclusion ahead of Elito somewhat strange-maybe he is in to compensate for Yeates' tendancy to roam from left to right and lack of tracking back?
ooohhJohnnieJackson
Well Medy got a game, which is good. Yeah, I think Woody, who has looked good, is in because of statue and physical presence, Medy and Yeates are quite similar and none are that good at defending.
StevieG Col U
 

Have Your Say

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

Recent Articles

League 1 MOTM: January Nomination (Dunne) (Wednesday February 5 2014)

Safe Standing - Fans Must Act Now! (Monday January 20 2014)

2006 - U's March To The Top (Thursday February 7 2013)

2006 - Parky's Cup Heroes (Monday January 28 2013)

2007 - U's Visit Portman Road (Sunday January 20 2013)

2010 - Lambert's U's Return (Wednesday January 16 2013)

2011 - Late Drama From Gilly (Monday January 14 2013)

1999 - Introducing Lua Lua (Wednesday January 9 2013)

2000 - Lua Lua Steals Late Win (Tuesday January 8 2013)

Archived 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)

League Table (view table)

Team P W D L GD Pts
15. Coventry 42 16 11 15 -1 49
16. Gillingham 42 14 6 22 -19 48
17. Oldham 41 12 11 18 -11 47
18. Colchester 42 11 13 18 -11 46
19. Tranmere 42 12 10 20 -22 46
20. Notts County 42 13 4 25 -15 43
21. Carlisle 41 11 10 20 -26 43

Breaking League News

RUFC - Fans Invited To Training Session
Rotherham : 17/04/2014 13:14:00
RUFC - Alan Lee, Alan, Alan, Alan Lee
Rotherham : 17/04/2014 12:49:00
Bradford City v Posh - Form Guide
Peterborough : 17/04/2014 12:00:00
125 Years Football League - Walsall Greats
Walsall : 17/04/2014 11:26:00
Staines Town Defender To Join Swindon
Swindon : 17/04/2014 11:16:00
Wolves standards will not slip
Wolves : 17/04/2014 10:30:00
RUFC - Skipper Looking For Commitment
Rotherham : 17/04/2014 09:36:00

Current Site Poll (view all polls)

How will the U's fare this season?
Suggested By:  
Promotion 11%
Play-Offs 7%
Top Ten 26%
Midtable 17%
Survival 9%
Relegation 30%