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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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2 Bournemouth 44 84
3 Middlesbrough 44 84
4 Norwich City 44 82
5 Derby County 44 76
6 Ipswich Town 44 75
7 Brentford 44 72
8 Wolverhampton Wanderers 44 72
9 Blackburn Rovers 43 60
10 Charlton Athletic 44 60
11 Nottingham Forest 44 59
12 Sheffield Wednesday 44 59
13 Cardiff City 44 56
14 Birmingham City 43 54
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16 Leeds United 44 52
17 Bolton Wanderers 44 51
18 Fulham 44 49
19 Reading 42 47
20 Brighton and Hove Albion 44 46
21 Rotherham United 43 44
22 Millwall 43 40
23 Wigan Athletic 44 39
24 Blackpool 44 25


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