So it appears that we will one again do battle in Sky Bet League Two next season as we are pretty much safe from the drop.
One of the last away games on our Covid-19 Tour is away at Colchester United this comiing Saturday. The KICK OFF TIME IS 17:30 to avoid clashing with the funeral of the recently departed Prince Philip.
Colchester United are currently 22nd in League Two, 4 points above Southend (who they have to play next week I believe), with 5 games left to play. Astonishingly, after an OK start to the season, their last twenty games have resulted in ONE WIN, nine draws, and ten losses. 12 points out of 60. Couple that with our recent poor form over 20 games and if this was the start of the season we would both be massively in the ■■■■.
The last six games for The U’s have given the following results:
20th March - Port Vale (h) - Lost 1-0
23rd March - Tranmere Rovers (h) - Drew 2-2
27th March - Bradford City (h) - Lost 2-1
2nd April - Bolton Wanderers (a) - Drew 0-0
5th April - Barrow (h) - Drew 1-1
9th April - Oldham Athletic (a) - Lost 5-2
Going into the game, if Brian Dutton decides to start with a back four, I personally think this game is there for the taking and could be the game where we finally give someone a roasting by four or five goals. Reality suggests this unlikely, but I think we may be on to the start of something better now.
Team selection is still a bit of a guess, although it appears slightly less randomly generated these days. Jack Rose I expect will keep his place in goal, and I think we could see the remergence of Cameron Norman into the starting XI. Rory Holden, possibly carrying a niggle from Tuesday night, hopefully will not be risked if he isn’t 100%, and may have to settle for a place on the bench.
@TheBostedSlab can give us a list of many players to have worn both shirts, I’ll start the list off with Jimmy Walker and Clive Platt.
Are you going to be watching the match? Let us know below where and who with, especially now we are allowed outside again!
PS. @chunkster @RedandWhite @Scooby2167, if you’re going to put any money on a 4-2 result then this is likely to be the only game it happens in for the rest of this season. Don’t let @WiltshireSaddler fool you.
- Colchester United Win
- Walsall Win