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Molineux Stadium (ATT 17,041) 25th March 2014 - Kick off 19:45

Wolves Wolverhampton Wanderers vs Colchester United Colchester

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M Jacobs (2)
D Edwards (27)
J Henry (44)
N Dicko (90+5)

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A Gilbey (58)
D Wright (72)

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Last Updated: 24/03/14 5:33pm

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Matt Doherty: Out with a hamstring injury

Matt Doherty: Out with a hamstring injury

Team news for Tuesday's League One clash between Wolverhampton Wanderers and Colchester United at Molineux.

Wolves will be without Matt Doherty when they welcome Colchester to Molineux.

The former Hibernian defender will be out for two weeks after picking up a hamstring strain during Saturday's 2-0 win against Sheffield United and should be replaced by club captain Sam Ricketts.

Lee Evans, Dave Edwards and Leon Clarke were all handed recalls for the win at Bramall Lane in place of Jack Price, Bakary Sako and Nouha Dicko and could keep their place after being instrumental in a first win in three.

David Davis, Anthony Forde and Jamie O'Hara were all named in the under-21 squad for the Monday night fixture against Bolton and are unlikely to feature.

Colchester boss Joe Dunne could give Freddie Sears a first start in three games when they visit high-flying Wolves.

The former West Ham striker came off the bench last week, following his return from a hamstring injury, and could be rewarded with a return to the starting XI after he inspired a U's comeback from 2-0 down at Bristol City.

Dunne will have no fresh injury concerns ahead of the trip to Molineux but could could call upon the likes of Craig Eastmond, Macauley Bonne and Clinton Morrison should he decide to shuffle his pack.

Colchester have not won on the road in their last four and, with fixtures on the road at Notts County and Peterborough to come, Dunne's team will need to turn around that form if they are to edge further clear of the bottom four.

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Sky Bet League 1

Sky Bet League 1
Pos Team P Pts
1 Bristol City 34 73
2 Preston North End 33 63
3 Milton Keynes Dons 34 62
4 Swindon Town 34 61
5 Sheffield United 33 53
6 Doncaster Rovers 34 49
7 Chesterfield 34 48
8 Bradford City 33 48
9 Peterborough United 34 47
10 Barnsley 34 47
11 Oldham Athletic 33 46
12 Gillingham 34 45
13 Port Vale 34 45
14 Fleetwood Town 34 45
15 Rochdale 32 44
16 Walsall 34 44
17 Scunthorpe United 33 42
18 Notts County 33 41
19 Crewe Alexandra 34 39
20 Coventry City 33 36
21 Leyton Orient 33 35
22 Colchester United 34 34
23 Crawley Town 34 34
24 Yeovil Town 34 30