Colchester United to assess fitness of duo

Colchester United to assess fitness of duo

COLCHESTER United are assessing the health of midfielder Cole Skuse forward of the conflict with Stevenage this weekend.

The 36-year-old was compelled off within the first half of the U’s 2-2 draw with Crawley Town because of harm.

Skuse, who has made 15 appearances for Colchester thus far this season, acquired therapy for the knock and initially continued, earlier than being changed by Marley Marshall Miranda within the thirty eighth minute.

The former Ipswich Town midfielder was handed an ice pack after coming off and the U’s are monitoring his health, forward of their residence recreation with Boro on the JobServe Community Stadium on Saturday.

Colchester head coach Matt Bloomfield mentioned: “We had been gutted when Skusey needed to come off, as a result of he’s an impressive footballer and an incredible man.

“We wish to use him as a lot as we will however we’ve bought to respect the truth that he had just a little little bit of a knock.

“It was simply one thing he reported, 5 minutes earlier than he got here off.

“We had been going to take him off, Marley (Marshall Miranda) was all prepared after which Skusey needed to present it one other go.

“He’s an actual massive character within the dressing room and an actual massive character on the soccer pitch.

“He’s so calm in possession and I feel he’s bought a lot extra to present, even in his mid-thirties.

“The approach he performs the sport, I feel he’s bought hundreds extra to present and I’m actually glad that we’ve bought him right here.”


Colchester are additionally hoping that left-back Ryan Clampin will probably be accessible for the Stevenage recreation.

The 23-year-old, who missed the vast majority of final season with a critical knee harm, needed to go off with cramp within the second half towards Crawley, after being recalled to the U’s beginning line-up for the League Two conflict.

“Clamps bought a little bit of cramp,” added Bloomfield.

“He was sick final week, in order that’s why he didn’t journey to Newport on the weekend.

“He educated on Saturday morning with the under-21s, had Sunday off after which educated with us once more on Monday.

“Al-Amin (Kazeem) has been sensible however it’s worthwhile to give younger boys a relaxation when you’ll be able to.

“It’s a relentless business that we’re in and I simply needed to present Al-Amin and Marley just a little breather.”

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