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Match Preview: Colchester United (H)

7 October 2021

It’s Friday night football for Tranmere Rovers, with Colchester United the visitors to Prenton Park in Sky Bet League Two.

Peter Clarke scored a brace last weekend, as Micky Mellon’s side were 2-1 winners over Crawley Town.

Tickets information for this fixture can be found here.

Team News

Calum MacDonald returned from his one game suspension in midweek. Lee O'Connor will be away on International Duty and is therefore unavailable.

On Thursday, Micky Mellon confirmed that there are no other injury concerns.

One to Watch

Freddie Sears

Returning to the JobServe Community Stadium after six years away this summer, Freddie Sears began his career at West Ham.

Loan spells away from the club gave him first-team football, including a spell at Colchester. He’d later join the U’s permanently in 2012.

After three seasons at the club, Sears left for Ipswich Town. He’d spent the next six years at Portman Road, featuring over 200 times for the club.

The 31-year-old has scored three times in League Two so far this season.

Manager

Hayden Mullins

After initially being appointed as interim manager, Hayden Mullins was appointed manager of the U’s after securing survival last season.

His coaching career began at Reading, before he moved onto Watford. After a few seasons at Vicarage Road, he became Under-23s manager.

In September 2020, he joined Colchester as assistant manager. By March 2021, he was interim manager.

Mullins guided the U’s to a 20th place finish last season, confirming their status in the fourth tier for another year.

Match Coverage 

This game will be available to stream for both UK and International based supporters. Match passes are available for £10 by clicking here.

You can follow the action through our social media channels below, with full text coverage during the fixture, followed by a match report. 

Twitter: @tranmererovers 

Facebook: @trfcofficial 

Instagram: @tranmererovers 

Match reaction from Micky Mellon and a player will follow on our website and YouTube channel.


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