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Layer Road Ground (ATT 5,836) 19th April 2008 - Kick off 15:00 Ref: C Webster

Colchester Colchester United vs Coventry City Coventry

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Teddy hopes to return while Mifsud overcomes illness

By Ben Collins.   Last Updated: 18/04/08 3:26pm

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Mifsud: Has overcome illness

Mifsud: Has overcome illness

Coventry will be hopeful of boosting their survival hopes when they travel to doomed Colchester on Saturday.

Although the U's have already been relegated, Coventry are still fighting for their Championship lives and head into Saturday's game just one point above third-bottom Leicester.

The Sky Blues have won just one of their last seven games but know that victory at Layer Road could take them up to 16th place with two games remaining.

And three points are crucial for Chris Coleman's men as they face play-off hopefuls Wolves and Charlton in their last two games.


Colchester seem to be going down with a fight, though, with manager Geraint Williams having told his players they are playing for their future.

The U's beat seventh-placed Ipswich in their last home game before being denied a second straight win by a late Leicester equaliser last week.

Williams has injury concerns over on-loan defender Matt Heath and Danny Granville, while Teddy Sheringham is back in full training after a lengthy injury absence and hoping to make another appearance before the end of his 25th and final season.

Coventry striker Michael Mifsud missed training in the week due to illness but will be available for the Sky Blues, so Coleman could name an unchanged line-up.

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Sky Bet Championship

Sky Bet Championship
Pos Team P Pts
1 Bournemouth 21 39
2 Middlesbrough 21 39
3 Derby County 21 38
4 Ipswich Town 21 38
5 Brentford 21 37
6 Watford 21 35
7 Norwich City 21 33
8 Blackburn Rovers 21 31
9 Nottingham Forest 21 30
10 Charlton Athletic 21 30
11 Cardiff City 21 30
12 Wolverhampton Wanderers 21 30
13 Sheffield Wednesday 21 28
14 Fulham 21 25
15 Birmingham City 21 25
16 Reading 21 25
17 Huddersfield Town 21 24
18 Bolton Wanderers 21 23
19 Leeds United 21 23
20 Millwall 21 23
21 Rotherham United 21 21
22 Brighton and Hove Albion 21 18
23 Wigan Athletic 21 17
24 Blackpool 21 13


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