Colchester v Bristol R preview

Team news ahead of Saturday's League One clash between Colchester and Bristol Rovers at the Weston Homes Community Stadium.

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Izzet: Fit for the U's

Izzet: Fit for the U's

Matt Heath and Kem Izzet will be fit for Colchester.

Defender Heath, who this week signed a new one-year contract with the U's, missed last Saturday's 4-2 defeat at Yeovil through illness but is fine now.

Izzet has missed a couple of days' training after taking a whack to his foot at Huish Park, but he too will be available.

Fellow midfielder David Perkins was on the bench last weekend after four weeks out with a hamstring injury and will be involved again.

Therefore, defenders Pat Baldwin and Magnus Okuonghae are the only injury absentees.

Baldwin has been out since February with an Achilles injury and Okuonghae underwent ankle surgery in March.

Bristol Rovers could be without central defender Danny Coles.

Coles returned to Rovers' starting line-up for the 1-1 home draw with Sheffield Wednesday last week after a two-game absence with an Achilles injury, but after suffering an apparent recurrence of the problem against the Owls is a major doubt.

Versatile midfielder Charlie Clough, recently recalled from a loan spell at Bath City, replaced Coles in the second half to make only his second appearance for the Pirates and his first in three years and he will be hoping to be involved again.

Midfielder Jeff Hughes (wrist) and defender James Tunnicliffe (ankle) are expected to be sidelined for the third successive match as Rovers, who are all but relegated, look to end their disappointing season on a high.

Player/manager Stuart Campbell remains unable to pick himself due to a calf injury while defender David McCracken serves the second of a three-match ban for his sending off against Bournemouth.

It is unclear whether leading scorer Will Hoskins will play. The 20-goal marksmen is widely expected to be one of numerous summer departures from the Memorial Stadium.

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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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