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PREVIEW: Colchester United (A)

access_time 11 months ago

As a result of Orient’s Papa John’s Trophy defeat on Tuesday night, the O’s will look to pick themselves up ahead of their away trip to Colchester United on Saturday.

Despite Louis Dennis finding the back of the net at The Valley and the O’s progressing to the knockout stages, Charlton ran out 3-1 winners on Tuesday evening.

Now, Ross Embleton’s men embark on their next League Two challenge, as they take on an 11th-place Colchester United side.


The Essex-based side only welcomed a handful of arrivals to the JobServe Community Stadium this summer, as Steve Ball ultimately went for a tried-and-tested side for the 2020/21 campaign.

Defensively, centre-back Thomas Eastman appears to be a key figure amongst the U’s defence. Although he completes less than one tackle and interception per game, according to WhoScored, he clearly makes up for it with 5.5 clearances per 90.

Going forward, Callum Harriott has been a shining light for Colchester so far this season. The former Charlton man has managed to score three goals and provide three assists across a total of 687 minutes.

Therefore, the Colchester wide man is, on average, involved in a goal every 114.5 minutes.

Another player who has exceeded out in Essex so far this season is striker Jevani Brown. The 26-year-old Jamaican forward has found the back of the net on five occasions so far this season, with three of those goals coming against Southend United on Tuesday night.

It was an evening to forget for the Shrimpers, as Colchester were ruthless in their approach and put six past Southend in the Papa John’s Trophy. Brown opened his account in the 16th minute and went onto convert just prior to half-time, and then scored yet again with a penalty just before the hour mark.

Regarding form in League Two, it’s been a mixed bag for the U’s. In their most recent outing, they beat Stevenage 3-1 at home but suffered a 2-1 defeat to Newport County the week prior.

Nevertheless, the one consistency is their home form, as the U’s haven’t tasted defeat at the JobServe Community Stadium since early October.


 Following Tuesday’s night defeat to Charlton, Danny Senda discussed the side’s performance and also looked ahead to the trip to Colchester on Saturday.


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