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Anthony Wordsworth receives a caution. The referee books Nick Blackman for dissent.
Tony McMahon takes a shot. Save by Mark Cousins. Inswinging corner taken left-footed by Stephen Quinn from the right by-line, Neill Collins gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Magnus Okuonghae. Indirect free kick taken by Mark Cousins.
Michael Doyle concedes a free kick for a foul on Clinton Morrison. Mark Cousins takes the free kick.
The referee blows for offside against Shaun Miller. Freddie Sears leaves the field to be replaced by Gavin Massey. Mark Cousins takes the free kick.
Effort from deep inside the area by Andy Bond bounces off the post.
The referee shows Stephen Quinn a yellow card for dissent.
Harry Maguire is ruled offside. Mark Cousins restarts play with the free kick.
Marcus Bean concedes a free kick for a foul on Stephen Quinn. Marcus Bean receives a yellow card. Stephen Quinn takes the free kick.
Stephen Quinn takes a shot from 20 yards. Save by Mark Cousins.
Corner from right by-line taken by Anthony Wordsworth.
Corner taken by Anthony Wordsworth from the left by-line, A goal is scored by Clinton Morrison from close range to the bottom right corner of the goal. Colchester 1-1 Sheff Utd.The assist for the goal came from Magnus Okuonghae.
Shot from outside the area by Tony McMahon misses to the left of the target.
Clinton Morrison has an effort at goal from deep inside the area missing to the right of the target.
The assistant referee signals for offside against Shaun Miller. Mark Cousins takes the free kick.
John Cofie goes off and Shaun Miller comes on.
Corner from left by-line taken by Kevin McDonald.
Stephen Quinn takes the inswinging corner, clearance made by Matt Heath.
Outswinging corner taken left-footed by Stephen Quinn from the left by-line to the near post, clearance by Brian Wilson.
Free kick awarded for a foul by Kevin McDonald on Marcus Bean. Magnus Okuonghae restarts play with the free kick.
Outswinging corner taken from the left by-line by Stephen Quinn, Shot from inside the six-yard box by Nick Blackman strikes the post.
Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Kevin McDonald by Marcus Bean. The free kick is swung in right-footed by Tony McMahon.
Corner taken left-footed by Anthony Wordsworth, save by Mark Howard.
The assistant referee flags for offside against John Cofie. Andy Bond joins the action as a substitute, replacing John-Joe O'Toole. Indirect free kick taken by Mark Cousins.
John-Joe O'Toole gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on David McAllister. Indirect free kick taken by David McAllister.
Stephen Quinn takes a outswinging corner.
Stephen Quinn takes a shot. Save made by Mark Cousins.
Effort from inside the six-yard box by John Cofie goes wide right of the goal.
Header from deep inside the penalty area by David McAllister goes harmlessly over the crossbar.
Unfair challenge on Stephen Quinn by Anthony Wordsworth results in a free kick. Indirect free kick taken by Mark Howard.
John Cofie fires in a goal from a long way out to the top left corner of the goal. Colchester 0-1 Sheff Utd.
Inswinging corner taken by Stephen Quinn from the right by-line, Harry Maguire takes a shot. Comfortable save by Mark Cousins.
Freddie Sears produces a right-footed shot from outside the penalty box and misses right.
Anthony Wordsworth takes a corner.
Inswinging corner taken left-footed by Anthony Wordsworth from the right by-line to the near post, clearance made by Kevin McDonald.
Massey added to squad
New signing Gavin Massey comes into contention for Colchester's home clash against Sheffield United.
The forward arrived from Watford on a free transfer on Wednesday having enjoyed a loan spell with the U's last season.
But Massey's lack of pre-season action means he is not fully match fit and the 19-year-old is likely to have to settle for a place on the bench.
Captain Kem Izzet is not expected to have recovered from the back injury which forced him to miss Tuesday's entertaining 2-2 draw with Portsmouth, while left-back Ben Coker (dead leg) will again be assessed.
Otherwise, manager John Ward is likely to have a fully-fit squad as Colchester go in search of their first win of the season.
Sheffield United manager Danny Wilson is expected to name the same starting line-up.
Wilson has no new injury or suspension problems following the midweek draw at Coventry and is unlikely to tinker with his current 4-4-2 formation.
Matt Hill returned to the left-back slot in place of Marcus Williams at the Ricoh Arena and midfielder Ryan Flynn returned to the substitutes' bench after shaking off a minor injury.
Summer signings Nick Blackman and John Cofie are expected to spearhead the Blades' attack again, although Shaun Miller replaced the latter on Tuesday night and offers Wilson an alternative.
Midfielder Nick Montgomery and striker Richard Cresswell, the club's top two wage earners, are not expected to feature as they have both been placed on the transfer list.
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