Colchester v Charlton preview

Team news for Saturday's League One clash between Colchester and Charlton at the Weston Homes Community Stadium.

Last Updated: 31/12/10 at 11:14   

Okuonghae: Missing for Colchester

Okuonghae: Missing for Colchester

Colchester will be without influential defender Brian Wilson for the clash with Charlton.

Right-back Wilson will be sidelined for up to eight weeks after suffering ankle ligament damage in training.

Magnus Okuonghae's long-term ankle injury is another concern and the Nigerian defender will have to see a specialist.

Midfielder John-Joe O'Toole and defender Morten Knudsen will not return to the side until the latter part of January as they recover from knee injuries.

Striker Steven Gillespie (thigh) and midfielder Simon Hackney (back) are close to a return to full fitness and could be among the substitutes.

The U's can push for a play-off place with a win over the Addicks and could mathematically reach third place.

Charlton will be without Akpo Sodje.

The striker sustained a shoulder injury against Walsall and will not be part of the squad for another two weeks.

Striker Joe Anyinsah has been plagued by spinal injuries since joining from Carlisle and withdrew from Wednesday's 1-1 draw with Brighton. The 26-year-old is receiving specialist attention but may still have a role to play in the squad.

Christian Dailly returned to the defence for the trip to the Withdean Stadium after missing five weeks with a fractured eyesocket and is likely to continue alongside Gary Doherty.

Leading scorer Johnnie Jackson scored from the penalty spot against Gus Poyet's side and if the midfielder can add to his eight goals the Addicks could move into the automatic promotion places.

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League One Fixtures

Monday, 21 April 2014
12:15
Leyton Or v Wolves  
15:00
Crewe v Colchester  
MK Dons v Brentford  
Notts Co v Crawley  
Oldham v Coventry  
Peterboro v Carlisle  
Preston v Shrewsbury  
Rotherham v Port Vale  
Stevenage v Bristol C  
Swindon v Bradford  

Sky Bet League 1

Position Team P GD PTS
1 Wolves 43 53 96
2 Brentford 43 30 90
3 Leyton Or 43 38 80
4 Rotherham 43 26 79
5 Preston 43 22 79
6 Peterboro 43 9 67
7 Swindon 43 6 63
8 Port Vale 43 -12 60
9 Sheff Utd 42 0 59
10 MK Dons 43 0 58
11 Walsall 43 2 57
12 Crawley 42 -4 55
13 Bradford 43 2 53
14 Bristol C 43 1 53
15 Gillingham 43 -17 51
16 Oldham 42 -10 50
17 Coventry 43 -2 49
18 Colchester 43 -12 46
19 Tranmere 43 -24 46
20 Crewe 43 -27 46
21 Carlisle 42 -26 44
22 Notts Co 43 -16 43
23 Shrewsbury 43 -16 41
24 Stevenage 43 -23 39

Updated Sat, 19 Apr 2014

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