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Tranmere Next Test For U's

Rovers Return For Head Coach McGreal

7 September 2018

Colchester United return to League Two action this weekend, with a trip to Tranmere Rovers.

It means a first return to Prenton Park as a visiting boss for John McGreal, who starred for them throughout the 1990's as a commanding centre half.

And it will be another tough away encounter for the U's, as Tranmere have picked up seven points from their unbeaten home start to the campaign.

They sit in eleventh place in the Sky Bet League Two table, but only two points behind the U's in fourth spot.

McGreal is looking forward to returning to Prenton Park for the game, but insists it's about what the U's do on Saturday rather than what he did two decades ago.

"I had a fantastic time at Tranmere, and my time there made me as a footballer really.

"This weekend is about what the current players do though, and I'm expecting a tough game.

"I know Micky, (Mellon), very well, he's done a great job getting them back in the league and they are a big enough club to go even further up.

"That all gets put to one side though, and we'll be going there to get the three points that will continue the good start to the season we have had. "

The two sides haven't met since the 2013/14 season, when Rovers came out on top 2-1 here in north Essex.

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