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Exeter Vs Colchester United, Fri 2 Apr 2010

Stansfield blow for Grecians (©PAphotos)
Stansfield blow for Grecians (©PAphotos).

Exeter will continue to be without striker Adam Stansfield for their Good Friday clash against Colchester.

Stansfield has been laid low with an undiagnosed abdominal problem and has spent much of the past week in hospital.

Manager Paul Tisdale told the club's official website: "We are still no nearer to finding out what the cause is so fingers crossed he makes a speedy recovery because we are missing him.

"He's not in the reckoning this week, he is still lying in hospital waiting for tests.

Fellow forward Ryan Taylor, on loan from Rotherham, will be hoping to earn a starting berth after being named as an unused substitute for last weekend's 2-1 victory over Walsall.

But playmaker Alex Russell is unlikely to feature as he continues to battle a back injury.

Colchester striker Kayode Odejayi is missing for the trip.

The striker was ruled out of last weekend's 1-1 draw against Wycombe due to an ankle injury, and the problem has not cleared up so he is set to sit out both games over Easter.

Defender Marc Tierney has travelled with the squad after missing the last two games following a recent groin injury, although new loan signing Franck Queudrue is likely to keep his place at left-back.

Centre-half Paul Reid is also fit again after his series of niggling injuries and could be drafted in.

The Us' promotion bid has hit the buffers following a six-game winless run which has seen them slip to sixth.

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