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Weston Homes Community Stadium (ATT 2,508) 18th March 2014 - Kick off 19:45

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Freddie Sears: A fitness doubt

Freddie Sears: A fitness doubt

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

Freddie Sears is a fitness doubt for Colchester as they prepare for the visit of fellow strugglers Shrewsbury.

The U's striker was forced off with a hamstring problem during Saturday's defeat at Crawley and will be assessed ahead of kick-off.

Colchester were boosted by the return of leading goalscorer Jabo Ibehre at the weekend and he may be asked to go again if Sears is ruled out.

Joe Dunne's side have won just once in nine league games, a run which has seen them slip to within two points of the relegation zone.

Shrewsbury boss Mike Jackson must find a replacement for Miles Storey when his side meet Colchester.

The striker's one-month loan came to an end following Saturday's goalless draw at Wolves and his parent club Swindon have ruled out extending the deal.

Nathaniel Mendez-Laing could return to the starting line-up after missing out at the weekend with a hamstring problem but Tom Bradshaw is definitely sidelined with a knee injury.

Aaron Wildig (quad) and Luke Summerfield (thigh) may also miss out once more as the relegation-threatened Shrews aim to build on the encouraging result at Molineux.

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3 Preston North End 46 89
4 Swindon Town 46 79
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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