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Weston Homes Community Stadium (ATT 3,819) 11th January 2014 - Kick off 15:00

Colchester Colchester United vs Gillingham Gillingham

Colchester 3

S Watt (50)
C Morrison (87)
F Sears (90+5)

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Last Updated: 13/01/14 5:54pm

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Freddie Sears: Hoping to earn a starting berth

Freddie Sears: Hoping to earn a starting berth

Team news for Saturday's League One clash between Colchester and Gillingham at the Weston Homes Community Stadium.

Colchester are not expected to have any new injury or suspension concerns for the visit of Gillingham.

Manager Joe Dunne made two changes for the goalless draw at MK Dons on New Year's Day, the club's last outing, and Sanchez Watt and Ryan Dickson will both hope to have done enough to keep hold of their starting berths.

Goalkeeper Sam Walker put in a fine display at stadiummk and he plays the penultimate game of his current loan spell from Chelsea.

The likes of Freddie Sears, Clinton Morrison, Blair Turgott and Dominic Vose are pushing for recalls, but the game is likely to have come too soon for Gavin Massey (hamstring), Drey Wright (knee) and Josh Thompson (ankle).

Connor Smith is in contention for his debut as Gillingham make the trip to Colchester.

The midfielder arrived from Watford this week on a loan deal until the end of the season and will go straight into Peter Taylor's plans at the Weston Homes Community Stadium.

The Gills boss has also received good news on the injury front with Myles Weston fit and available after a hamstring problem, while striker Danny Kedwell continues to successfully manage his hernia complaint.

Midfielder Chris Whelpdale is the only player to miss out as struggles with an ankle injury.

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Sky Bet League 1

Sky Bet League 1
Pos Team P Pts
1 Bristol City 46 99
2 Milton Keynes Dons 46 91
3 Preston North End 46 89
4 Swindon Town 46 79
5 Sheffield United 46 71
6 Chesterfield 46 69
7 Bradford City 46 65
8 Rochdale 46 63
9 Peterborough United 46 63
10 Fleetwood Town 46 63
11 Barnsley 46 62
12 Gillingham 46 62
13 Doncaster Rovers 46 61
14 Walsall 46 59
15 Oldham Athletic 46 57
16 Scunthorpe United 46 56
17 Coventry City 46 55
18 Port Vale 46 54
19 Colchester United 46 52
20 Crewe Alexandra 46 52
21 Notts County 46 50
22 Crawley Town 46 50
23 Leyton Orient 46 49
24 Yeovil Town 46 40