After last weekend’s deserved victory over Play Off hopefuls Salford City and the 15th Anniversary of that momentous day at Huish Park Yeovil, the Super U’s bow out at Prenton Park against a Tranmere team still needing a single point to guarantee a Play Off berth. Defeat for Keith Hill’s team is not on his agenda and that means that the U’s are in for a tough afternoon, but three wins out of four has given Colchester new belief and I am confident that we can win on the Wirral.
Sadly, once again we cannot attend the game and so iFollow will be our salvation. A pity because they do a great Fanzine, and it is always a good day out on the Wirral.
Of course, it was only March when we drew 2-2 in a game at the JSCS that frankly we should have won and in the end were happy to take a point. Pell and Wiredu were the scorers that day.
Cheltenham 45 79 Promoted
Cambridge 45 77
Bolton 45 76
Morecambe 45 75
Newport 45 72
Tranmere 45 72
FGR 45 70
Exeter 45 69
Salford 45 68
COL U 45 50
Barrow 45 49
Scunny 45 48
Southend 45 44 Relegated
Grimsby 45 43 Relegated
Selected Matches today
Cambridge v Grimsby (A win for the Mariners could cost Cambridge automatic promotion)
Cheltenham v Walsall (Cheltenham win gives them the Championship)
Crawley v Bolton (Bolton win promotes them automatically)
Exeter v Barrow (Exeter win gives them a chance at the play offs)
Morecambe v Bradford (Morecambe win could give them automatic promotion)
Oldham v FGR (FGR win, and they have a place in the play offs)
Salford v Orient (Salford must win and hope results go their way)
Southend v Newport (Newport need a point to guarantee a play off berth)
HM and PT are unlikely to make many changes. Pell and Harriott are unavailable again for personal reasons.
I would play 4,4,2:
Welch-Hayes Eastman Smith Clampin
Bohui Chilvers Stevenson Wiredu
Gerken Poku Lapslie Sowunmi Senior Brown Tchamadeu
For the first time in weeks Colchester can play with total ease and confidence knowing that they are safe for another season. Let us hope the team gives the supporters something to remember and win on the Wirral today to give the 53 points that I said we would need to be safe. In the event 48 points was enough but league position will swell the coffers albeit slightly!
We will have finished 25-point shy of a play off position in what has been a shocking season but let us go out on a high. A clean sheet and a solitary goal from improving Josh Bohui to give us a second away win.
Weather today north of the Blue Wall in Durham is shocking with snow and sleet showers but Tranmere will have an incredible 16 degrees Celsius and light rain.
Get Scott Quigley signed up!
Enjoy the game.
Up the U’s