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Colchester United Team News

15 August 2016

ZAK Mills and skipper Craig Disley remain our only doubts for our next EFL fixture away at Colchester United tomorrow evening. Both are yet to make an appearance this season for the Mariners, picking up injuries in pre-season. 

Despite both continuing their comebacks and return to first team training, Zak Mills is doubtful for the trip tomorrow to the U's. In his pre-match press conference, manager Paul Hurst said "He's trained again today, so we are moving closer but tomorrow is going to come too soon for Zak". When discussing his skipper, Hurst seemed more hopeful on his return. "Diz has trained, so he will travel with us tomorrow."

When asked about being straight back into the team, Paul Hurst replied "I think it will be a big ask for him in fairness. He's missed quite a bit of time." The manager, however is happy that his captain has returned to the scene. "Being the captain and in and around the place he's desperate to get back involved, being frustrated with missing the start of the season so it'll be good to have him with us."

Following the Mariners first league defeat of the season, making a number of changes is something that the manager is not looking to do. "We've spoken about the weekends performance and about what we didn't do particularly well" Hurst said. "I've got a few options available to me, but we don't want to make drastic changes." 

Following their relegation to League Two last season,  Paul Hurst is aware of the problems our hosts could cause. "We know it's going to be a very tough game against a team that were in League One last year, two divisions apart at one point. They've got some good attacking players and are a big threat. I think we roughly know what to expect and it'll be a tough game."

You can catch the pre match press conference from the manager later this evening, over on Mariners PlayerHD.

Tickets for tomorrow are available on the gate, with a kick off time of 7:45pm.

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