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Weston Homes Community Stadium (ATT 3,214) 17th November 2012 - Kick off 15:00 Ref: Stephen Martin

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David Healy: Will be assessed ahead of the clash

David Healy: Will be assessed ahead of the clash

Team news ahead of Saturday's League One clash between Colchester United and Bury at the Weston Homes Community Stadium.

Colchester captain Kem Izzet is back in training but unlikely to be fit.

The midfielder has been sidelined for six weeks with a hip injury.

Boss Joe Dunne has no new injury problems but watched the U's fall to a third successive defeat in the space of a week as they went down 3-2 at Crewe last Saturday.

He must now decide whether to stick with the same XI or mix things up against the Shakers in order to rediscover that winning formula.

Dunne handed a start to loan signing John Sullivan and the goalkeeper is set to keep his place between the sticks, while fellow new boy Josh Thompson could come in for his first appearance having been an unused substitute at Gresty Road.

Bury boss Kevin Blackwell will assess the fitness of David Healy.

Veteran striker Healy rested on Thursday having returned from international duty with Northern Ireland, who drew 1-1 with Azerbaijan the previous evening.

The resurgent Shakers could move out of the relegation zone if results go their way this weekend and defender Joe Skarz is eager to gain revenge for last season's 3-0 defeat against the U's.

"Colchester was probably our worst display of the season last year," he told the Bury Times. "So we'll be looking to put things right. I know all the lads feel the same way.

Elsewhere, the Shakers have no fitness concerns barring long-term knee injury absentees Phil Picken and Lenell John-Lewis.

Forward John-Lewis is around a fortnight away from a return to training and could be ready for match action in time for the busy festive period.

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1 Bristol City 21 42
2 Milton Keynes Dons 20 41
3 Swindon Town 21 41
4 Preston North End 21 41
5 Sheffield United 21 33
6 Rochdale 21 31
7 Notts County 20 31
8 Bradford City 21 30
9 Peterborough United 21 30
10 Oldham Athletic 21 30
11 Chesterfield 21 28
12 Fleetwood Town 21 27
13 Walsall 21 27
14 Barnsley 21 26
15 Port Vale 21 26
16 Doncaster Rovers 20 26
17 Coventry City 21 25
18 Scunthorpe United 20 23
19 Gillingham 21 22
20 Crawley Town 21 22
21 Colchester United 21 20
22 Yeovil Town 21 20
23 Leyton Orient 21 19
24 Crewe Alexandra 21 19