Colchester United - 6th Vs 7th - Swindon Preview
UK time is: 03:12:25
Vital Login
Social Login

Choose your club

Other Sites

Network Navigation

Vital Partners

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

Swindon Town vs. Colchester United

County Ground



6th Vs 7th - Swindon Preview

AIDY BOOTHROYD takes his Colchester United side to Swindon Town, looking to get his first win as manager of the club.

The Robins sit one place and one points above the U's in the League One table after solid starts to the season from both sides.

Swindon Town Team News:

Premier League loan youngster Tope Obadeyi has extended his temporary spell with Robins by a further month and should feature once again.

Fellow forward Alex Revell could make his debut up front - a player who is on loan from the U's Essex rivals Southend.

However, midfielder Alan O'Brien (hamstring) and Lee Peacock (back) are both unavailable for the match.

Player to watch: Anthony McNamee

The tricky left-sided winger is being courted by divisional rivals Norwich, managed by someone familiar to U's fans!, after an impressive start for the Robins.

Colchester United Team News:

Midfielder hard-man Kem Izzet serves the first game of a three-match ban picked up last weekend at Southampton.

Meanwhile influential skipper Pat Baldiwn, who suffered ankle and knee injuries, last Saturday, is also missing.

Summer signing Lee Beevers (shoulder) misses out, along with centre-half Paul Reid (knee.)

But forward Steven Gillespie could feature after making a comeback from a hamstring injury for the reserves midweek.

Forgotten full-backs Phil Ifil and Matt Lockwood wre also given a run-out and travel West, along with highly-rated young star Medy Elito. Another attacker, in Jamie Guy, also makes the trip after resuming training.

There is, however, no place in a squad of 21-men for want-away midfielder David Perkins.

U's: Williams, Cousins, White, Lockwood, Ifil, Tierney, Maybury, Heath, Okuonghae, O'Toole, Wordsworth, Fox, Hackney, Vincent, Elito, Platt, Lisbie, Vernon, Guy, Gillespie.

Player to watch: Kevin Lisbie

With four goals to his name already this campaign, after penning a long-term loan deal, Lisbie will be looking to build upon it. The Jamaican looks a class apart in League One and is the perfect goalscorer the U's longed for last year.

Last Time Out:

Colchester United 3-2 Swindon Town

Weston Homes Community Stadium


U's: Mark Cousins, Alan Maybury, Chris Coyne, Pat Baldwin, Marc Tierney, David Perkins, Kemal Izzet (Scott Vernon,) Dean Hammond, Simon Hackney, Steven Gillespie (Anthony Wordsworth,) Clive Platt (Akanni-Sunday Wasiu.)

Subs Not Used: Dean Gerken, John White.

Goals: Platt 2 & 45, Perkins 71

Swindon: Peter Brezovan, Kevin Amankwaah, Sean Morrison, Gordon Greer, Jamie Vincent, Hal Robson-Kanu (Mark Marshall,) Michael Timlin, Owain Tudur Jones (Hamdi Razak,) Anthony McNamee, Simon Cox, Billy Paynter.

Subs Not Used: Phil Smith, Lilian Nalis, Jerel Ifil.

Goals: Cox 38 (pen), Robson-Kanu 64

Ref Watch:

Referee: Karl G Evans - From Lancashire

Assistants: A Rayner and M Pottage

Fourth Official: A P Bennett

Match Prediction:

StevieG Col U's prediction: I'll go for a 2-0 U's win!

Next Fixtures:

Who? Hartlepool United

Where? Weston Homes Community Stadium

When? 19/09/2009

Bookmark and Share

So what do you think?

Let us know with a comment below, or chat about this article in the forum. Not yet a member? Don't panic, click on the banner below to join in.

We want to know YOUR thoughts...



The Journalist

Writer: StevieG Col U Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Friday September 11 2009

Time: 6:40PM

Your Comments (oldest first)

Change to most recent first
Happy with the away point but like the optomism in the prediction! [Edited by MattUs]
Report Abuse
12/09/2009 22:11:00

Yep, we played well first half and should have gone in 2-0 up!
StevieG Col U
Report Abuse
13/09/2009 10:08:00


Have Your Say

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

Recent Colchester United Articles

Stats: Colchester v Crewe (Tuesday November 24 2015)

Striker Earns U's Deal (Tuesday November 24 2015)

League 1 Programme - 24th November (Tuesday November 24 2015)

Match Day Officials v Crewe (Monday November 23 2015)

Millwall Highlights (Monday November 23 2015)

Stats: Millwall v U's (Saturday November 21 2015)

Team Sheets - Millwall v Colchester (Saturday November 21 2015)

Humes Pre-Millwall (Saturday November 21 2015)

League 1 - Millwall v Colchester (Thursday November 19 2015)

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)

League Table (view table)

Team P W D L GD Pts
16. Doncaster 19 6 5 8 -6 23
17. Fleetwood 19 6 3 10 -1 21
18. Shrewsbury 18 6 2 10 -3 20
19. Colchester 19 5 5 9 -15 20
20. Swindon 19 5 4 10 -9 19
21. Oldham 19 3 10 6 -9 19
22. Barnsley 19 5 2 12 -9 17

Colchester United Fixtures (view all)

Breaking League News

Dan's Big Game Report - Latics 0 Burton 1
Wigan : 25/11/2015 23:19:01
What The Bosses Said - Latics 0 Burton Albion 1
Wigan : 25/11/2015 23:00:00
PWU Latics Podcast - Walking With Elephants
Wigan : 25/11/2015 22:27:01
The Guest Blog 2015/16 - Episode 7
Walsall : 25/11/2015 20:29:00
Walsall : 25/11/2015 18:03:01

Current Site Poll (view all polls)

Colchester v Crewe
Suggested By:  VitalColchester
Colchester win 0%
Crewe win 50%
Draw 50%