Colchester United will check on Callum Harriott’s fitness

CALLUM Harriott is a doubt for Colchester United’s crunch Essex derby with Southend United tomorrow evening.

The U’s winger (pictured beneath) was pressured off at half-time of his aspect’s win over Walsall, on Saturday night.

Harriott, who had earlier hit a publish in his crew’s 2-1 triumph, was the sufferer of a cynical problem by Tyreik Wright, for which the Walsall attacker was duly booked.

The former Reading and Charlton Athletic attacker suffered a knock to each his ankle and Achilles following the problem and he’ll now be assessed, forward of Colchester’s key recreation in opposition to Southend.

U’s interim head coach Hayden Mullins mentioned: “The problem on Callum wasn’t wanted – he was away from the participant and he’s obtained a hack at him.

“He’s obtained a kick to his ankle/Achilles.

“With it being so near half-time, we needed to get him at half-time and take a look at him.

“He wasn’t capable of keep on.

“He’s iced it and we’ll take a look at him and see the place he’s.

“He couldn’t proceed with the sport…he is a doubt for Tuesday.”

Meanwhile, Mullins has revealed that goalkeeper Dean Gerken was not match sufficient to start out Colchester’s win over Walsall.

Gerken was solely among the many substitutes for the sport in opposition to the Saddlers, with Shamal George recalled to the beginning line-up.

“Gerks was battling a little bit of an issue along with his hip, so that call was taken out of our fingers,” mentioned Mullins, who made three modifications to his beginning line-up for the Walsall recreation.

“Shamal got here in and has executed good once more.”

Mullins admits he was glad to get his first win as Colchester’s interim head coach below his belt.

The former West Ham and Portsmouth favorite has misplaced solely one in every of his 4 video games in command of the U’s since taking up from Wayne Brown within the position, final month.

Colchester now lie six factors above the relegation zone with 4 video games remaining, heading into their key battle with Southend United tomorrow evening.

Mullins added: “It felt good to get a win.

“There’s masses that goes on in your head if you’re on the touchline and also you’re doing the crew.

“We needed to get the win, we needed to get it executed, we needed to get it out of the way in which.

“I’m so joyful for the boys – a win brings a special group on the coaching floor because it brings confidence and somewhat little bit of rest in regards to the place, not within the sense of ‘we’ve executed it’ or something like that however extra that they will take into consideration various things.

“Then it’s about recovering and refocusing for Tuesday.

“It’s testomony to the boys and I mentioned to them on the finish that it’s all their work.

“All of the lads deserve the credit score for the win.”

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