Vital Football

Latest Colchester United News

V Tramere (H) Preview

U's
vs.
Tranmere Rovers

Weston Homes Community Staduim

10/02/09

19:45

COLCHESTER'S first game for 11 days in League One against Tranmere sees United attempt to try sustaining a late but possible promtion challenge; the enforced break seems a negative for United, who have been on a fantastic run of form latley.


People in the Tranmere camp, two points ahead of the U's in the table, have called this a 'must win' game.

Vital Quotes:

"We're grinding out results and in some games, even if we're not playing brilliantly, we've got this mentality now that we won't get beaten," - Colchester stiker, Clive Platt, who is returning tonight after suspension, talks to the BBC.

"Colchester won't sit back, they will come at us which will give us the chance to counter attack them, we have to get the right balance," - Opposing manager, Ronnie Moore , talks about Colchester's strengths.

U's Team News:

Chris Coyne, club skipper, is away on international duty with Australia U's marksman,Steven Gillespie and midfielder Johnnie Jackson are also out, while Kem Izzet serves a ban.

Player to watch: David Perkins

Colchester have never lost a game on the five occasions he has scored for the club, and the little midfielder comes into the central position tonight due to several absentees.

Perks scored against Rovers earlier in the season as the U's snatched a 4-3 win under caretaker manaement.

Tranmere Rovers Team News:

R's midfielder Ed Sonko and defender Ian Goodison are both set to miss the match.

Player to watch: Charlie Barnett:

The yongster has been imprssing Ronnie Moore in recent weeks since his recal to the side, despite playing in an unfamiliar left-sided poistion. The former Liverpool tralist should start his fith game in a row tonight at the WHCS.

Match Facts & Stats

Only two points between the two sides, but Rovers have an abysmal away record this season. Thier away-day transport was also called-off yesterday after a slow take-up for this fixture, which is a re-scheduled trip following last month's unexpected delay.

Ref Watch:

Ref: Gavin Ward

Match Prediction:

U's 2 - Rovers 1

Next Fixtures:

Colchester face an away trip to Walsall while Rovers stay in Essex for a trip to the U's rivals, Southend United.


Writer:Matt_Us
Date:Tuesday February 10 2009
Time: 8:45PM

Best of Vital Network

Login to post a comment

Site Journalists

Write for Vital Colchester
Write For Vital Colchester
Apply Here

Current Poll (see more polls)

Colchester v Rochdale
Suggested By:
Colchester win55%
Rochdale win36%
Draw9%

League Table

# Team P W D L Pts. GD
1 Doncaster 39 23 9 7 78 30
2 Plymouth 39 23 6 10 75 19
3 Portsmouth 39 20 8 11 68 26
4 Stevenage 39 19 5 15 62 12
5 Blackpool 39 15 15 9 60 21
6 Luton 39 15 15 9 60 19
7 Exeter 39 17 8 14 59 16
8 Carlisle 39 15 14 10 59 -2
9 Mansfield 39 15 13 11 58 5
10 Colchester 39 16 9 14 57 4
11 Wycombe 39 15 10 14 55 0
12 Cambridge 38 15 9 14 54 6
13 Grimsby 39 14 10 15 52 -2
14 Barnet 39 12 15 12 51 -3
15 Accrington 38 12 13 13 49 -1
16 Crewe 39 12 12 15 48 -9
17 Crawley 39 13 9 17 48 -13
18 Yeovil 39 10 16 13 46 -9
19 Morecambe 39 13 7 19 46 -15
20 Notts County 39 13 7 19 46 -22
21 Hartlepool 39 10 11 18 41 -16
22 Cheltenham 39 9 12 18 39 -16
23 Newport 39 7 12 20 33 -21
24 Leyton Orient 39 9 5 25 32 -29
Vital Football Comment
Latest F1 News
Latest Vital Boxing News
Write for Vital Football

Recent Colchester United Results (view all)

Colchester United Fixtures (view all)

Apr 1 2017 3:00PM : Notts County (a)
Sky Bet League Two
Apr 8 2017 3:00PM : Stevenage (H)
Sky Bet League Two
Apr 14 2017 3:00PM : Doncaster Rovers (H)
Sky Bet League Two
Apr 17 2017 3:00PM : Morecambe (a)
Sky Bet League Two
Apr 22 2017 3:00PM : Plymouth Argyle (H)
Sky Bet League Two
Apr 29 2017 3:00PM : Leyton Orient (a)
Sky Bet League Two
The Vital Football Members League