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Colchester united
vs.
Milton Keynes Dons

Weston Homes Community Stadium

20-09-2008

15:00

Colchester United host Milton Keynes Dons on Saturday, looking for their first three points at the Weston Homes Community Stadium.

The U's go into the game on the back of last weeks disappointing defeat to Crewe Alexandra.

The Dons lost against league leaders Oldham Athletic last weekend, at Boundary Park.

Vital Quotes:

Williams Confident Of Win

U's manager Geraint Williams confident the his side will get their first victory at the WHCS tomorrow.

He said: 'We have to aim to keep a clean sheet and as long as we do the right things, I`m convinced we can come away with the win.

'It would be great for everyone.

'We can beat any team at this stadium and we know we must get the three points on Saturday.

'We`re unbeaten at home but at the same time, we`ve not won a game there yet.'

Di Matteo Wants Consistency

MK boss Roberto Di Matteo is looking for consistency from his side.

He said: "I think we have a chance, we just need to get a bit more consistent.

"I've never played against Colchester before and I've not visited their new stadium so Saturday will be a first for me.

"We want to pick up some points to get back on track and get back into our season."

Colchester united Team News:

The U's are set to pair Scott Vernon and Clive Platt up-front together, as Steven Gillespie (suspension) is unavailable.

Matt Lockwood (tendinitis) returns to the squad and could feature.

Player to watch: David Perkins

Perkins, 26, will be hoping for a first league start for the U's and could play a key role.

Milton Keynes Dons Team News:

The Dons could hand striker Ali Gerba his debut.

Kevin Gallen (calf) is fit, however, Florian Sturm (groin) and Luke Howell (knock) both miss out.

Player to watch: Sam Baldock

Baldock, 19, has netted three times this season already and will be wanting to add to his tally.

Match Facts & Stats

Last time out:

National Hockey Stadium

League Cup - MK Dons 1-0 U's (aet)

Goals: I McLeod 94.

Colchester: Gerken, Halford, Baldwin, Brown, White, Garcia, Watson, Izzet, Duguid, Iwelumo, Guy (Cureton 57).

Subs Not Used: Davison, Wilson, Richards, King.

Booked: Halford.

Att: 2,747.

Ref Watch:

Referee: Trevor M Kettle - From Rutland.

Assistants: D S Margetts and W G Norcott

Fourth Official: G S Hambling

Match Prediction:

StevieG Col U's prediction: A 2-1 U's win!

Next Fixtures:

The U's face a trip to Tranmere Rovers this coming Friday, while The Dons host Peterborough United.


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Writer:StevieG Col U
Date:Friday September 19 2008
Time: 9:49AM

Comments

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Absolutely ******** terrible, the worst performance I have seen in a long long time. No pride, no passion and no idea! Ifill left back, White right back!! Surely the wrong way round and then 2nd half Elito right wing and Yeates left! Again the wrong way. If we keep playing players out of position Gerken will be centre forward next week and Izzet in goal! Although he may well keep them out better than Deano. I really do think it is time for Williams to go while there is still some time for a new man to turn things around and give us an outside chance of a play-off place. Williams doesn't seem able to motivate the players and is one of the least animated managers on the side-lines I have seen. Williams OUT!
ooohhJohnnieJackson
20/09/2008 19:37:00
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Agree with most said, no passion! Yeah, Elito and Yeates had to keep cutting inside on their stronger foots rather than going outside and getting in crosses.
StevieG Col U
21/09/2008 09:22:00
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