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Weston Homes Community Stadium (ATT 4,426) 8th March 2014 - Kick off 15:00

Colchester Colchester United vs Coventry City Coventry

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C Wilson (45+1)

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Jabo Ibehre: Hoping to return

Jabo Ibehre: Hoping to return

Team news for Saturday's League One clash between Colchester United and Coventry City at Weston Homes Community Stadium.

Jabo Ibehre hopes to be available for Colchester's home clash against Coventry.

The forward missed Tuesday's goalless draw versus Rotherham due to injury and will be assessed ahead of the meeting with the Sky Blues.

Midfielder Alex Gilbey (hamstring) and long-term absentee Drey Wright (knee) could make the bench provided they come through Thursday night's Essex Senior Cup semi-final against Concord Rangers unscathed, although the encounter may come too soon.

Craig Eastmond and Dominic Vose are pushing for recalls having dropped to the bench for the U's in their draw against Rotherham - a point which ended a three-match losing run.

Carl Baker, Franck Moussa and Andy Webster will all be assessed ahead of Coventry's trip to Colchester.

Captain Baker (calf) and fellow midfielder Moussa (groin) were both deemed not fit enough to feature in Wednesday's 2-1 home victory over Walsall at Sixfields, while defender Webster emerged from the clash struggling with a neck problem.

Nathan Delfouneso returned from injury against the Saddlers to take his place on the bench and the on-loan striker will be pushing for a starting berth at the Weston Homes Community Stadium having come on to bag a late winner.

City's midweek triumph was only their second win in nine league games and they will now be hoping to put further distance between themselves and the bottom four.

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Sky Bet League 1

Sky Bet League 1
Pos Team P Pts
1 Bristol City 23 48
2 Swindon Town 23 47
3 Preston North End 23 45
4 Milton Keynes Dons 22 44
5 Bradford City 23 36
6 Sheffield United 22 33
7 Chesterfield 23 32
8 Rochdale 23 31
9 Notts County 22 31
10 Peterborough United 23 31
11 Fleetwood Town 23 30
12 Walsall 23 30
13 Oldham Athletic 22 30
14 Doncaster Rovers 22 30
15 Port Vale 23 29
16 Barnsley 22 26
17 Coventry City 23 26
18 Scunthorpe United 21 26
19 Gillingham 23 25
20 Crawley Town 23 23
21 Crewe Alexandra 23 23
22 Leyton Orient 22 22
23 Colchester United 23 21
24 Yeovil Town 22 20