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CUFC vs. STFC - Road to Safety/Relegation

Colchester United
vs.
Swindon Town

Colchester Community Stadium

10/03/09

1945

Relegation is a realistic prospect for Swindon who are now in the drop zone.

Vital Quotes:

Danny Wilson talking to the official website that Swindon must take the positives from last Saturdays 1-1 draw with MK Dons in order to earn points in Essex tonight.

'We will have to try and replicate what we did on Saturday. We have to go there with a positive attitude and hopefully put those chances in the back of the net.'

Colchester United Team News:

Colchester United are sweating on the fitness of former Town loan player Mark Yeates (who has a calf problem) and Lewis Gobern. Both will have late fitness tests.

Pat Baldwin has a minor ankle problem but is expected to play but while another former Town loan player, Johnnie Jackson is still on the road to recovery after a shoulder operation.

Player to watch: Mark Yeates

The Irish midfielder had a disappointing loan spell at Swindon (the Leigh Mills saga) but has become a star player for Colchester since leaving Tottenham Hotspur for The U's in 2007.

Yeates is Colchester's top scorer this season.

Swindon Town Team News:

Welsh international Owain Tudur Jones goes straight into the squad after joining from Swansea City.

Jack Smith is struggling with a hamstring problem while Lee Peacock, Barry Corr and Hasney Aljofree are all out for the remainder of the campaign.

Player to watch: Owain Tudur Jones

New loan signing from Swansea City. Tudur Jones could be crucial to Swindon's final run-in.

He's told the press that he's prepared to roll his sleeves up and get stuck in - if he stays fit and lives up to his own promises then he could become a favourite in his short stay.

Match Facts & Stats

Last Encounter: 23/08/08
Swindon Town 1-3 Colchester United


0-1 - Jackson 32
0-2 - Vernon 45
1-2 - Cox 67(p)
1-3 - Wasiu 89

Swindon: Brezovan, J. Smith, Ifil, Aljofree, Kanyuka, McGovern (Marshall), Timlin (Easton), Nalis (Peacock), McNamee, Paynter, Cox

Subs not used: P. Smith, Amankwaah.

Colchester: Gerken, White, Reid, Heath, Lockwood, Yeates, Izzet (Hammond), Jackson, Wordsworth, Platt, Vernon (Wasiu)

Subs not used: Cousins, Coyne, Elito.

Attendance: 7031

18/03/06 CUFC 1-0 STFC
26/12/05 STFC 1-0 CUFC
01/01/05 STFC 0-3 CUFC
04/09/04 CUFC 0-1 STFC
17/01/04 STFC 2-0 CUFC

Historically Swindon have the edge on Colchester - Only just though winning 26 of the 64 competitive fixtures - drawing 14 and losing 24.

Played for both clubs

Will Dixon, the handlebar moustache sporting defender joined Swindon from Colchester in 1973.

Current Colchester players Johnnie Jackson and Mark Yeates had loan spells at Swindon under Andy King.

Others include Kevin Watson, Keith Scott, Jamie Cureton, Tony Thorpe and Lloyd Opara.

Match Prediction:

1-1 Draw: Still not good enough for Town though.

Next Fixtures:

Leeds away. Great.


Writer:Nellup
Date:Tuesday March 10 2009
Time: 11:45AM

Comments

0
sorry to say but looking at the run in also its going to be very hard for you to stay up now.
bluemooner_mcfc
10/03/2009 14:54:00
0
sorry to say but looking at the run in also its going to be very hard for you to stay up now.
bluemooner_mcfc
10/03/2009 14:54:00
0
I'd only agree to the extent that our form against lower league opposition is poor. If we get our act together sharpish then we can easily avoid the drop. However.....
Nellup
10/03/2009 16:48:00
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I'd only agree to the extent that our form against lower league opposition is poor. If we get our act together sharpish then we can easily avoid the drop. However.....
Nellup
10/03/2009 16:48:00
0
Well, am hoping for a win tonight, like earlier in the season, Up the U's!
StevieG Col U
10/03/2009 18:23:00
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Well, am hoping for a win tonight, like earlier in the season, Up the U's!
StevieG Col U
10/03/2009 18:23:00
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And there was us expecting that you to want Colchester to lose tonight StevieG - prat !
APG_STFC
10/03/2009 20:41:00
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And there was us expecting that you to want Colchester to lose tonight StevieG - prat !
APG_STFC
10/03/2009 20:41:00
0
Well, maybe I worded it wrong!!! LOL ;-) Up the U's!
StevieG Col U
11/03/2009 09:30:00
0
Well, maybe I worded it wrong!!! LOL ;-) Up the U's!
StevieG Col U
11/03/2009 09:30:00
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