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The assistant referee flags for offside against Akwasi Asante. Direct free kick taken by Sam Walker.
The ball is swung over by Aaron Wildig, Shot by Stephen McGinn. Blocked by Tom Eastman.
The ball is sent over by Tom Bradshaw, David McAllister takes a shot from 18 yards. Blocked by Brian Wilson.
Free kick awarded for a foul by Drey Wright on David McAllister. Free kick taken by Chris Weale.
Effort from outside the penalty box by Akwasi Asante goes wide left of the goal.
Joe Jacobson is caught offside. Sam Walker takes the free kick.
Free kick awarded for a foul by Stephen McGinn on John White. Brian Wilson sends in a cross, Headed from the edge of the area by Michael Smith goes wide of the left-hand upright.
Stephen McGinn challenges George Porter unfairly and gives away a free kick. Sam Walker takes the free kick. John-Joe O'Toole on for Billy Clifford.
Corner taken right-footed by Drey Wright, save made by Chris Weale.
The referee penalises Jon Taylor for handball. Tom Eastman restarts play with the free kick.
(Colchester) makes a substitution, with Michael Smith coming on for Freddie Sears.
Shot from just outside the area by Tom Bradshaw goes over the bar.
Drey Wright joins the action as a substitute, replacing Gavin Massey.
Aaron Wildig sends in a cross, clearance by Brian Wilson.
Billy Clifford sends in a cross, clearance made by Joe Jacobson. Corner taken by Billy Clifford, Chris Weale makes a save.
Unfair challenge on Yado Mambo by Jabo Ibehre results in a free kick. Free kick taken by Chris Weale.
Jon Taylor crosses the ball.
The ball is crossed by Joe Jacobson, Tom Bradshaw has an effort at goal from just inside the box that misses to the right of the target.
Shot from outside the penalty box by Billy Clifford goes wide right of the goal.
Shot by David McAllister from 25 yards. Save by Sam Walker. Outswinging corner taken by David McAllister from the right by-line.
Free kick awarded for a foul by Tom Bradshaw on Brian Wilson. Direct free kick taken by Sam Walker.
George Porter delivers the ball, clearance made by Joe Jacobson.
Tom Bradshaw is caught offside. Sam Walker takes the free kick.
Aaron Wildig produces a cross, Brian Wilson manages to make a clearance.
Andy Bond crosses the ball, save by Chris Weale.
Shot from 30 yards by Andy Bond. Cameron Gayle gets a block in.
Corner taken by Jon Taylor from the left by-line played to the near post, save by Sam Walker.
Jon Taylor has an effort at goal from 18 yards. Sam Walker makes a save.
A cross is delivered by George Porter, Jabo Ibehre takes a shot. Chris Weale makes a save.
Shot from 25 yards from Stephen McGinn. Save made by Sam Walker.
The ball is sent over by George Porter.
The assistant referee flags for offside against Aaron Wildig. Sam Walker takes the free kick.
Jabo Ibehre produces a cross, Joe Jacobson manages to make a clearance.
Freddie Sears has an effort at goal from 30 yards. Blocked by Connor Goldson.
Shot by Freddie Sears. Chris Weale makes a save.
A cross is delivered by George Porter, David McAllister makes a clearance.
Gavin Massey is caught offside. Cameron Gayle restarts play with the free kick.
Jon Taylor takes a inswinging corner from the left by-line to the near post, John White manages to make a clearance. David McAllister produces a right-footed shot from long range which goes wide right of the goal.
Unfair challenge on Joe Jacobson by Jabo Ibehre results in a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Chris Weale.
Tom Bradshaw is ruled offside. Sam Walker takes the indirect free kick.
Jon Taylor has a shot on goal from outside the area which misses right.
Shot by George Porter from 25 yards. Blocked by Jabo Ibehre.
Aaron Wildig delivers the ball, Jon Taylor has an effort at goal. Save by Sam Walker.
Freddie Sears concedes a free kick for a foul on Aaron Wildig. Cameron Gayle takes the direct free kick.
The offside flag is raised against Jabo Ibehre. Direct free kick taken by Yado Mambo.
Andy Bond fouled by Cameron Gayle, the ref awards a free kick. Indirect free kick taken by Tom Eastman.
Effort from outside the penalty area by Stephen McGinn goes wide left of the goal.
Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Billy Clifford by Akwasi Asante. Tom Eastman takes the free kick.
Jabo Ibehre challenges Connor Goldson unfairly and gives away a free kick. Free kick taken by Chris Weale.
Stephen McGinn concedes a free kick for a foul on George Porter. Brian Wilson takes the direct free kick.
Jabo Ibehre takes a shot. Save made by Chris Weale.
The ball is crossed by Tom Bradshaw, clearance made by Tom Eastman. Aaron Wildig concedes a free kick for a foul on John White. Sam Walker restarts play with the free kick.
Effort from the edge of the penalty area by Jon Taylor goes wide of the left-hand post.
Freddie Sears fouled by Yado Mambo, the ref awards a free kick. Brian Wilson delivers the ball from the free kick right-footed from right channel, clearance by Connor Goldson.
The ball is delivered by Aaron Wildig, Tom Eastman makes a clearance.
Centre by Brian Wilson, clearance by Cameron Gayle.
Shot on goal by Andy Bond from just inside the area clears the crossbar.
The ball is crossed by George Porter.
Aaron Wildig delivers the ball, Headed chance falls to Akwasi Asante, save made by Sam Walker.
A cross is delivered by George Porter, Yado Mambo manages to make a clearance. Corner from the right by-line taken by George Porter, Header on goal by Jabo Ibehre from inside the box goes harmlessly over the target.
Effort on goal by Aaron Wildig from 25 yards.
Shot from just outside the penalty box by George Porter misses to the left of the target.
Duo missing for U's
Colchester will again be without David Wright and Josh Thompson for the visit of Shrewsbury as the Essex club go in search of the points required to confirm League One safety.
Midfielder Wright is recovering well after being knocked unconscious in the 3-1 defeat at Notts County last weekend, although he will again miss out against Town having watched Tuesday's 2-0 home defeat to MK Dons from the stands.
Centre-back Thompson missed both of those games with the hamstring injury which forced him off in the loss against Leyton Orient earlier this month and he also sits out.
Fellow defender Tom Eastman could force his way back into contention for a place in Joe Dunne's matchday 18 having played his part in two Under-21 matches after recovering from an ankle injury.
Dunne has no new injury or suspension problems as Colchester chase the victory which would secure their League One status for another season, although the U's will also have done enough if fourth-bottom Scunthorpe fail to beat play-off outsiders MK Dons.
Shrewsbury will be without Tom Eaves as they head south with their safety all but mathematically secured.
Fourth-bottom Scunthorpe's 2-1 defeat at Bury on Tuesday night leaves 18th-placed Town six points clear of the drop zone with two matches of the season remaining, while they also boast a far superior goal difference.
Graham Turner's side will look to complete the job at the Weston Homes Community Stadium.
Striker Eaves, who registered six goals in 10 loan appearances for the Shrews, was this week recalled by parent club Bolton and so will not be available.
Defender Jermaine Grandison endured a nightmare return to action last weekend after three months on the sidelines with a hip injury - scoring an own goal in Bournemouth's 3-0 triumph before before forced off with a recurrence of the problem which will keep him out of action at Colchester.
Mark Wright (hip), Darren Jones (dislocated shoulder) and Rob Edwards (thigh) all remain unavailable, but full-back Cameron Gayle comes back into contention after a month out of action with a hamstring problem.
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