Yeovil v Colchester preview

Team news ahead of Saturday's League One clash between Yeovil Town and Colchester at Huish Park.

Last Updated: 05/10/12 at 13:34   

Upson: Set to return for Glovers

Upson: Set to return for Glovers

Yeovil welcome back midfielder Ed Upson as they look to end a run of six straight league defeats.

Upson missed Tuesday night's defeat against Portsmouth as he served a one-match ban after being dismissed against Preston and his return is a welcome boost for manager Gary Johnson who is likely to be without three first-team players.

Defender Byron Webster will miss out having picked up his fifth yellow card of the season against Portsmouth, while attacker Lewis Young suffered ankle ligament damage on Tuesday night.

Reading loanee Gozie Ugwu limped off with a hamstring problem and is a major doubt for the struggling Glovers.

New signing Paddy Madden is expected to be involved after joining on loan from Carlisle on Thursday.

Johnson criticised some of his players for "not pulling their weight" in midweek and is expected to shake things up.

Joe Dunne is unlikely to make any changes for Colchester's trip.

The U's were without a win in all competitions this term until Dunne's appointment as manager late last week.

A convincing 3-1 victory against Hartlepool followed before an unchanged starting XI disposed of high-flying Swindon 1-0 just 72 hours later.

And Dunne will see no reason to make any changes to a U's side brimming with confidence.

Goalkeeper Mark Cousins continues to play through the pain barrier having dislocated a finger last weekend.

The U's have failed to beat Yeovil in their last five attempts and were dumped out of this season's League Cup at the first hurdle following an embarrassing 3-0 defeat in Somerset.

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League One Fixtures

Friday, 18 April 2014
15:00
Brentford v Preston  
Bristol C v Notts Co  
Carlisle v Walsall  
Colchester v Oldham  
Coventry v Swindon  
Crawley v Leyton Or  
Gillingham v Tranmere  
Port Vale v MK Dons  
Shrewsbury v Crewe  
Wolves v Rotherham  

Sky Bet League 1

Position Team P GD PTS
1 Wolves 42 51 93
2 Brentford 42 29 87
3 Leyton Or 42 39 80
4 Rotherham 42 28 79
5 Preston 42 23 79
6 Peterboro 42 10 67
7 Swindon 42 5 60
8 MK Dons 42 1 58
9 Port Vale 42 -13 57
10 Walsall 42 2 56
11 Sheff Utd 41 -1 56
12 Crawley 41 -5 52
13 Bradford 42 1 50
14 Bristol C 42 0 50
15 Coventry 42 -1 49
16 Gillingham 42 -19 48
17 Oldham 41 -11 47
18 Colchester 42 -11 46
19 Tranmere 42 -22 46
20 Notts Co 42 -15 43
21 Carlisle 41 -26 43
22 Crewe 42 -29 43
23 Shrewsbury 42 -14 41
24 Stevenage 42 -22 39

Updated Wed, 16 Apr 2014

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