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Wycombe Test For U's

26 August 2016

John ready for latest away day challenge.

Colchester United travel to old rivals Wycombe Wanderers on Saturday, looking to bounce back from defeat against Portsmouth last Saturday.

It's been a solid start from the U's so far with seven points from four games, and they'll be aiming to finish August on a high with a positive result at Adams Park.

The U's will still be without Frankie Kent, who is currently being rested with tendonitis in his knee, but otherwise they're in good shape for the weekend.

And boss John McGreal is ready to take on the Chairboys this weekend.

He said: "We've had some very good training sessions this week and the players are raring to get going again tomorrow.

"Good teams don't tend to lose two in a row, so hopefully we will go there and put in a performance. It has been evident how much it annoyed the lads to lose last week, but it's how you react in games to losing and from what we've seen in training, it's going to be highly competitive.

"I've got to give the players credit for our start - you're only as good as your players - and they've taken everything on board and put it into practice on a Saturday."

The U's took a different approach to things at Portsmouth last week in their attempt to pick up three points at Fratton Park.

And John is keen to take each game on its merits as the U's look to keep pace with the other sides at the top of the League Two table.

"We've got to respect the opposition, but it's important we look to our own strengths," he added.

"We'll see how the game pans out on Saturday, but we'll be going to try and win the game on Saturday.

"The boys are aware of what it means to the fans - Steve Ball has told them about it - and I am getting wind of it myself. 

"For me, it's three points up for grabs first and foremost, but I am sure the fans will be right behind us."

U's: Walker, Bransgrove, Vincent-Young, Brindley, Wynter, Eastman, Prosser, Kinsella, Slater, Lapslie, Loft, Diaz Wright, Drey Wright, Guthrie, Dickenson, Sembie-Ferris, Szmodics, Porter, Johnstone, Bonne

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