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Match Preview: Colchester United

26 August 2022

Match Previews

Match Preview: Colchester United

26 August 2022

After a narrow defeat against Premier League opposition last time out, it’s a return to Sky Bet League Two action as Colchester United are the latest team to visit Prenton Park.

Rovers were mightily unlucky last time out, losing 2-1 to Newcastle United in the second round of the Carabao Cup after taking the lead in front of a packed-out stadium.

And after scoring a quite brilliant team goal that carved open Eddie Howe’s Toon army, Micky Mellon will be hoping his side will take confidence from an admirable performance into league action.

As for the visitors, they too went toe-to-toe with a top-flight side in midweek after being knocked out of the second round by Brentford. They’ve made an identical start to Rovers in the league in terms of points whilst Rovers sit a singular place above the U’s In the fourth tier on goal difference.

Team News:

Micky Mellon will run with the same selection of players as Wednesday with possibly the excpetion of Kyle Jameson who limped off but will be assessed ahead of the weekend.

One to Watch: Noah Chilvers

One of Colchester’s own, Noah Chilvers made his full debut for the U’s in 2019 the Trophy. However, his first main action was scoring a winning penalty against Crystal Palace which saw Colchester knock the League side out of the Carabao Cup.

He’s played every minute so far this season in Sky Bet League Two and is the club’s top scorer with three goals and two assists in his five league games. 

Playing in an attacking midfield role, his scoring statistics this early on are something to be excited about for the U’S and he’s certainly someone to keep an eye on over the course of the campaign.

Manager: Wayne Brown

Following a positive end to the last campaign Brown was named as the permanent head coach in the summer.

He joined as interim boss in January and helped secure United’s football league status by steering them away from any relegation fears with a 15th placed finish.

After previously working with the academy at Colchester, Brown is enduring his first full season in his first league full time job. But never-the-less after a stuttering start to the season but a promising performance in midweek, Brown will be looking to build on the start with gaining some momentum starting at Prenton Park this weekend.

Match Coverage:

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