High-flying Colchester have competition for places

League Two promotion hopefuls Colchester United have competition for places at the moment, which is music to manager John McGreal’s ears.

His side are fifth in the early table, just four points behind the leaders and with lowly Cambridge coming this week, they’re hoping to keep the pressure on.

Many of the current squad are putting their hands up for a start, but with skipper Luke Prosser and Brandon Comley both coming back after the Tranmere game, McGreal has some nice choices to make.

“There are a couple of decisions to be made, especially after such a terrific performance last week,” he told local press. “Whenever everyone’s fit and available, there is competition for places and the younger boys do back it up. We had an 18-year-old and a 20-year-old on the bench at Tranmere and a 20-year-old making his first league start. That’s what we’re about and we crave that competition for places.”

The U’s drew their last match, 1-1 against Tranmere, where a Harry Pell goal levelled James Norwood’s opener for the home side.

Our View

Colchester are going to keep the pressure on all season, they look to be a strong, organised unit with good pace going forward.

McGreal has done a fine job there and the longer he works with the players, the better they’ll get. They could provide too strong for Joe Dunne’s side this weekend.

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