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East Anglian clash For McGreal & Co.

31 January 2020

Colchester United are on the road this weekend, with the short trip to take on Cambridge United.

The hosts will have Mark Bonner in temporary charge, after they parted company with Head Coach Colin Calderwood earlier this week.

A run of only one win in ten matches has seen the hosts drop to eighteenth place in the League Two table, and they have turned to Bonner until a permanent new boss can be appointed.

U's Head Coach John McGreal won't be taking Cambridge lightly though, citing the game earlier in the season as proof that it will be a tough encounter.

He told the official website: "It's League Two - it won't be easy, no game is."

"We played well in the game at our place at the beginning of the season, but they were determined to stay in the game and went home with the three points.

"Mark will be in charge at the weekend, and I'm sure all the players will want to impress him, and any potential new boss that could well be keeping an eye on the game.

"We'll have to play well as always to win the game, but that's what we'll be going to do because we want the points as much as they do."

After long journeys to Morecambe and Exeter in recent weeks, McGreal knows that the short hop across the border will mean more U's fans making the trip. 

"Cambridge might be an hour away, but this is one of our local derbies, and a game that a lot of our supporters will go to."

"Hopefully we'll fill that end behind the goal and make loads of noise, I'm looking forward to it having that 'local derby' atmosphere."

Away tickets will be available on Saturday at the Abbey Stadium, both at the turnstiles and from the Ticket Office.  

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