Writer: StevieG Col U
Date:Friday September 19 2008
Weston Homes Community Stadium
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.
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."
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.
Perkins, 26, will be hoping for a first league start for the U's and could play a key role.
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.
Baldock, 19, has netted three times this season already and will be wanting to add to his tally.
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.
Referee: Trevor M Kettle - From Rutland.
Assistants: D S Margetts and W G Norcott
Fourth Official: G S Hambling
StevieG Col U's prediction: A 2-1 U's win!
The U's face a trip to Tranmere Rovers this coming Friday, while The Dons host Peterborough United.
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