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21 Jan 2011 11:30:08

Gillespie eyes starting role

Steven Gillespie is pushing for his first start of the season when Colchester travel to promotion rivals Huddersfield.The striker, Colchester's record signing, put an injury-hit campaign behind him when he scored twice as a substitute in last week's 2-1 win over Bournemouth.Boss John Ward could also add recent signings Conor Powell and Matthmas Vilhjalmsson to his squad now that they have a weeks' training under their belts.Ben Coker made his full debut at left-back against the Cherries and looks set to keep his place after an impressive display.Defenders Magnus Okuonghae, Brian Wilson (both ankle) and Morten Knudsen and midfielder John-Joe O'Toole (both knee) are still on the sidelines.


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