Stevenage v Colchester preview

Team news for Saturday's League One clash between Stevenage and Colchester at Broadhall Way.

Last Updated: 01/03/13 at 16:49

Greg Tansey: Pushing for a starting berth

Greg Tansey: Pushing for a starting berth

More of the games that matter

Upgrade in minutes or watch with a NOW TV Day Pass.

Greg Tansey could return to the Stevenage starting line-up.

The midfielder had missed two matches after suffering bruised ribs but returned as a late substitute in Tuesday night's 1-0 defeat by Scunthorpe.

Winger Filipe Morais could also be added to the squad if he can shake off the knock which kept him out in midweek, but defender Jon Ashton remains sidelined by an Achilles injury.

Boss Gary Smith could make further changes after his side's losing streak was extended to five matches.

Sam Hoskins, Marcus Haber, Miguel Comminges and Lee Hills are among the players pushing for recalls while Andy Iro could make his Boro debut after recently returning from a loan spell with Barnet.

Colchester are confident defender Bradley Garmston will be fit for the trip to Stevenage.

The on-loan left-back was forced off late on in Tuesday's welcome 2-0 victory over Yeovil due to muscle soreness, bringing an end to an impressive display which helped record the club's first win in three attempts.

Boss Joe Dunne told the U's official website: "I think it was just a case of him using parts of his body that he hasn't used to that extent for a while.

"The intensity of first-team games is very different to the Under-21 games he had played before, but he should be fine."

Captain Kem Izzet enjoyed 65 minutes upon his long-awaited return from an ankle injury for the club's Under-21 side at Ipswich on Monday night and could possibly make the bench.

Football365 Facebook Fan Page

The Football365 fan page is a great place to meet like minded people, have football related discussions and make new friends.

League One Fixtures

Monday, 29 December 2014
19:45
Barnsley v Oldham
Yeovil v Leyton Or
Saturday, 03 January 2015
15:00
Fleetwood v Swindon  
Port Vale v Gillingham  
Walsall v Coventry  
Saturday, 10 January 2015
Barnsley v Yeovil  
Bradford v Rochdale  
Bristol C v Notts Co  
Chesterfld v Port Vale  
Crawley v MK Dons  

Footer 365

Premier League: Sam Allardyce accuses referee of guessing wrongly over disallowed Alex Song goal

Sam Allarydce criticised referee Neil Swarbrick for disallowing a goal after West Ham were defeated 2-1 by Arsenal.

Premier League: Arsene Wenger says Arsenal are showing signs of consistency after West Ham win

Arsene Wenger said Arsenal are heading in the right direction after seeing them hold on for a 2-1 win over West Ham.

Premier League: Newcastle overcome Everton 3-2 thanks to Papiss Cisse, Ayoze Perez and Jack Colback

Newcastle overcame Everton 3-2 at St James' Park thanks to goals from Papiss Cisse, Ayoze Perez and Jack Colback.

Mail Box

Van Gaal's Half-Term Report Card...

One Man United fan isn't happy with the rate the team is progressing under Louis van Gaal, while the mailbox also wishes Liverpool fans a Merry Mid-Table Christmas...

Hang On, Rafa's Success Is No Fluke...

The afternoon mailbox kicks the morning mailbox's arse after claims that Rafa Benitez has fluked his success. Plus, big talk about Liverpool's progress and lots more...

© 2014 British Sky Broadcasting Ltd. All Rights Reserved A Sky Sports Digital Media property