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Corner taken right-footed by Michael Rose from the right by-line to the near post, clearance by Mat Sadler.
Mat Sadler concedes a Penalty for a foul on Gavin Massey. Power penalty scored by Anthony Wordsworth. Colchester 1-1 Crawley Town.Shot from just outside the box by John-Joe O'Toole goes over the crossbar. Effort from outside the box by Mike Jones strikes the post. Gary Alexander takes a shot. Save by Mark Cousins.
Freddie Sears takes a shot. Save made by Paul Jones.
Free kick awarded for a foul by John-Joe O'Toole on Josh Simpson. Shot on goal comes in from Mike Jones from the free kick. Nick Ajose goes off and Billy Clarke comes on.
Nick Ajose takes a shot. Mark Cousins makes a save.
John-Joe O'Toole replaces Kem Izzet.
Corner taken right-footed by Nicky Adams to the near post, Kyle McFadzean has a headed effort from close in and clears the bar. Corner taken by Mat Sadler, Mark Cousins makes a save.
Corner taken by Mat Sadler, save by Mark Cousins. Kyle McFadzean grabs a headed goal from close in. Colchester 0-1 Crawley Town.Anthony Wordsworth fouled by Mat Sadler, the ref awards a free kick. Michael Rose restarts play with the free kick.
Corner taken by Nicky Adams, Header from close range by Kyle McFadzean misses to the right of the target.
Freddie Sears on for Ian Henderson.
Mike Jones has an effort at goal from outside the box that bounces off the post.
Mark Connolly concedes a free kick for a foul on Ian Henderson. Brian Wilson shoots direct from the free kick, save made by Paul Jones. Corner taken left-footed by Michael Rose from the right by-line to the near post, Hope Akpan manages to make a clearance.
The ball is delivered by Brian Wilson, Anthony Wordsworth takes a shot. Paul Jones makes a save.
A cross is delivered by Nick Ajose, blocked by Ian Henderson. Corner taken by Nicky Adams, Mark Cousins makes a save.
The ball is swung over by Gavin Massey, blocked by Mat Sadler. Corner taken by Michael Rose from the right by-line to the near post, clearance made by Mat Sadler.
Foul by Gavin Massey on Mat Sadler, free kick awarded. Direct free kick taken by Mat Sadler.
The ball is delivered by Anthony Wordsworth, Ian Henderson takes a shot. Save by Paul Jones.
The referee penalises Gary Alexander for handball. Magnus Okuonghae restarts play with the free kick.
Effort from outside the box by Mike Jones goes wide right of the target.
Unfair challenge on Kem Izzet by Gary Alexander results in a free kick. Free kick taken by Michael Rose.
David Hunt gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Ian Henderson. Michael Rose takes the free kick.
Anthony Wordsworth is adjudged to have handled the ball. Mark Connolly restarts play with the free kick.
David Hunt concedes a free kick for a foul on Gavin Massey. Mark Cousins takes the free kick.
Unfair challenge on Kyle McFadzean by Kem Izzet results in a free kick. Kyle McFadzean takes the free kick.
Gary Alexander produces a cross, blocked by Tom Eastman. Corner taken by Mat Sadler.
Mat Sadler produces a left-footed shot from long distance which goes wide right of the goal.
Gavin Massey crosses the ball, save by Paul Jones.
The ball is delivered by Nicky Adams, Anthony Wordsworth gets a block in. Corner taken by Mat Sadler from the right by-line, save made by Mark Cousins.
Gavin Massey concedes a free kick for a foul on Josh Simpson. Nicky Adams takes the free kick.
Unfair challenge on Gary Alexander by Anthony Wordsworth results in a free kick. David Hunt takes the free kick.
Gary Alexander challenges Magnus Okuonghae unfairly and gives away a free kick. Tom Eastman restarts play with the free kick.
The official flags Nick Ajose offside. Mark Cousins takes the free kick.
Gary Alexander challenges Kem Izzet unfairly and gives away a free kick. Anthony Wordsworth takes the direct free kick.
Effort on goal by Josh Simpson from just outside the area goes harmlessly over the target.
Centre by Mike Jones, clearance by Tom Eastman. Inswinging corner taken by Nicky Adams from the left by-line.
Centre by Mike Jones, Gary Alexander takes a shot. Save by Mark Cousins.
Gary Alexander challenges Ian Henderson unfairly and gives away a free kick. Brian Wilson takes the free kick.
Josh Simpson comes on in place of Shaun Cooper.
Brian Wilson produces a cross, clearance made by Mark Connolly. Corner taken by Michael Rose from the left by-line, Marcus Bean produces a header from deep inside the six-yard box which goes wide of the right-hand upright.
The assistant referee signals for offside against Nick Ajose. Free kick taken by Mark Cousins.
Clinton Morrison takes a shot. Save made by Paul Jones.
Free kick awarded for a foul by Clinton Morrison on Kyle McFadzean. Paul Jones takes the direct free kick.
Unfair challenge on Shaun Cooper by Kem Izzet results in a free kick. Mike Jones takes the free kick.
U's midfielders hope for return
Anthony Wordsworth and Karl Duguid are expected to come back in to Colchester's starting XI when the basement dwellers host Crawley.
The midfield duo had to settle for a place on the substitutes' bench during Saturday's defeat to Doncaster due to ankle and knee injuries respectively.
Wordsworth replaced skipper Kem Izzet in the latter stages against Rovers and came through unscathed, but Marcus Bean or Andy Bond are most likely to drop to the bench.
John Ward's side are currently on a three-match losing streak and sit bottom of the npower League One table after a string of disappointing performances.
The U's have scored just one goal in their last three outings and Ward is expected to make some changes to his forward line.
Clinton Morrison came off the bench last weekend and could be in contention for a starting place. John-Joe O'Toole may also be recalled to the midfield.
Josh Simpson and Hope Akpan return to the Crawley squad.
The midfield duo missed Saturday's 2-1 win at Preston through suspension after their red cards against Portsmouth the week before.
Dannie Bulman and Mark Connolly came into the side at the weekend and will hope to keep their places after a victory which took the Red Devils up to fourth.
Defender Claude Davis remains a doubt having missed the last three matches with a hip problem while winger Sergio Torres is also likely to sit out again due to a leg injury.
Nicky Ajose is set to partner skipper Gary Alexander in attack again although Billy Clarke, who came off the bench on Saturday, will hope to feature against one of his former clubs.
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