U's Checkatrade Trophy matches now organised.
Dates for the U's Checkatrade Trophy group stage games have now been confirmed.
The U's will face three matches at this stage of the new look competition, with the top two teams progressing through to the knockout stages.
John McGreal's side finish the group stage with two home games, with the fixture dates as follows:-
Crawley Town v Colchester United
Tuesday 30th August – 7.45pm KO
Colchester United v Southampton
Tuesday 4th October – 7.45pm KO
Colchester United v Charlton Athletic
Tuesday 8th November – 7.45pm KO