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Gillespie: Unavailable for U's

Gillespie: Unavailable for U's

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Colchester will be without Steven Gillespie.

The striker sustained a fractured arm when he landed awkwardly during Good Friday's 1-1 draw at Brentford and went to hospital and is unlikely to play again this term.

"It looks like he might have to have an operation on it," boss John Ward said.

Kayode Odejayi came on for Gillespie at Griffin Park and looks set to earn a starting berth.

Centre-halves Magnus Okuonghae (ankle) and Pat Baldwin (Achilles) remain long-term absentees while winger Simon Hackney has returned to the Community Stadium from his loan spell at League Two Oxford for treatment on a hamstring strain.

The U's have nothing but pride to play for as they head into the final throes of the campaign sitting in a comfortable mid-table position.

Brighton striker Glenn Murray looks set to miss out after suffering a shoulder injury on Saturday.

The Seagulls' top scorer had to be substituted after 50 minutes of the 2-1 defeat to Southampton - Brighton's first loss at home all season.

Manager Gus Poyet said: "We missed him because of the balls that came into the box. It looks like it is his shoulder but we don't know the full extent just yet."

Chris Wood replaced Murray against Saints and will hope to start against the U's.

Central defender Gordon Greer serves the final game of the four-match ban he was given for his second red card of the season against Sheffield Wednesday.

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League One Fixtures

Saturday, 25 October 2014
15:00
Barnsley v Bristol C  
Coventry v Peterboro  
Crewe v Sheff Utd  
Doncaster v MK Dons  
Gillingham v Crawley  
Oldham v Bradford  
Port Vale v Leyton Or  
Preston v Fleetwood  
Scunthrpe v Notts Co  
Swindon v Colchester  

Sky Bet League 1

Position Team P GD PTS
1 Bristol C 14 15 32
2 Peterboro 14 8 26
3 Preston 12 12 25
4 MK Dons 12 12 23
5 Notts Co 13 8 23
6 Sheff Utd 13 3 23
7 Swindon 12 10 22
8 Oldham 14 5 22
9 Rochdale 13 8 20
10 Chesterfld 13 3 19
11 Fleetwood 14 2 19
12 Bradford 14 0 19
13 Crawley 14 -10 17
14 Colchester 14 -1 16
15 Leyton Or 13 0 15
16 Barnsley 13 -2 15
17 Doncaster 12 -8 14
18 Port Vale 14 -6 13
19 Gillingham 14 -7 13
20 Coventry 14 -8 13
21 Yeovil 14 -11 13
22 Crewe 14 -18 13
23 Walsall 14 -4 12
24 Scunthrpe 14 -11 12

Updated Sat, 25 Oct 2014

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