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PREVIEW: Coventry City v Colchester United - The Sky Blues host the U's at the Ricoh

City welcome Colchester United to the Ricoh in SkyBet League Two...

20 October 2017

Venue: The Ricoh Arena

Competition: SkyBet League Two

Date: Saturday 21th October, 2017

Kick-off: 3pm

The Sky Blues will be looking to bounce back from successive defeats in SkyBet League Two when they welcome Colchester United to the Ricoh Arena tomorrow.

The U's are 14th in the standings, seven points behind City and nine points above the drop zone.

Manager John McGreal has a dramatically decreasing pool of players to chose from with eight of his first teamers unavailible for this one.

Kyel Reid, on loan from the Sky Blues, is ineligible to play due to the nature of his move along with Kane Vincent-Young (hamstring), Drey Wright (ankle), Kurtis Guthrie (ankle), Sammie Szmodics (ankle), Brendan Dickinson (knee), Luke Prosser (knee) Courtney Senior (knee) and and club captain Luke Prosser (knee).

The Opponents

One familiar face likely to feature for the U's tomorrow is Sanmi Odelusi. The former Bolton winger made three appearances for the Sky Blues finding the net on his debut in a 2-2 draw with Rochdale.

In defence for McGreal's side is 25-year-old defender Tom Eastman. Eastman has over 200 apppearances for Colchester and has been a regular so far.

Another player to keep an eye out for is Mikael Mandron. The French striker made the move to the Colchester Community Stadium in the summer from Wigan Athletic. Formerly a Sunderland Academy prospect, the 6ft3 forward attracted Football League attention when he scored ten goals in 28 games for National League side Eastleigh.

Past Meetings

Coventry City 0-1 Colchester United - Tue 29th March 2016 - SkyBet League One

Colchester United 1-3 Coventry City - Sat 1th November 2015 - SkyBet League One

Coventry City 1-0 Colchester United - Sat 11th April 2015 - SkyBet League One

Colchester United 0-1 Coventry City - Sat 22nd November 2014 - SkyBet League One

Colchester United 2-1 Coventry City - Sat 8th March 2014 - SkyBet League One


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