Colchester United Vs Plymouth Argyle, Sat 11 Sep 2010

Published Add your comment

Football News

Colchester have received a triple fitness boost ahead of the visit of Plymouth.

Goalkeeper Ben Williams (ankle), defender Paul Reid (groin) and summer signing Ben Coker (ankle) all came through 90 minutes of a midweek reserve match following injury lay-offs.

However, manager John Ward is unlikely to make changes following last weekend's win over Walsall meaning Williams, last season's player of the year, will probably be on the bench as cover for Mark Cousins.

Striker Ian Henderson picked up a knock in training on Tuesday but he is expected to be fit.

Fellow forward Steven Gillespie is back in training following an ankle injury but he could do with a reserve outing.

Long-term absentees John-Joe O'Toole and Morten Knudsen (both knee) have started running as they step up their rehabilitation.

Plymouth are monitoring the fitness of skipper Carl Fletcher.

The former West Ham midfielder missed last Saturday's defeat against Peterborough with a thigh problem and although he returned to training earlier this week, the Welshman is not certain to be fit.

Central defender Kari Arnason returns after serving a one-match ban following his sending-off at Walsall and is expected to be in the starting line-up.

But midfielder Luke Summerfield will play no part due to a knee problem and New Zealand striker Rory Fallon will be sidelined for the rest of the month after undergoing a hernia operation.

Argyle winger Yannick Bolaise is also expected to miss out once again as he continues his recovery from an ankle operation.

Copyright (c) PA Sport 2009, All Rights Reserved.

Do YOU want to write for GiveMeSport? Get started today by signing-up and submitting an article HERE:

Rory Fallon
Paul Reid
Kari Arnason
Ben Williams
Carl Fletcher
League One
Ian Henderson
Luke Summerfield
Steven Gillespie
John-Joe O'Toole
Mark Cousins
Paul Reid

Article Comments

Read more

Report author of article

Please let us know if you believe this article is in violation of our editorial policy, please only report articles for one of the following reasons.

Report author


This article has been written by a member of the GiveMeSport Writing Academy and does not represent the views of or SportsNewMedia. The views and opinions expressed are solely that of the author credited at the top of this article. and SportsNewMedia do not take any responsibility for the content of its contributors.

Want more content like this?

Like our GiveMeSport Facebook Page and you will get this directly to you.

Already Subscribed to Facebook, don't ask me again

Follow GiveMeSport on Twitter and you will get this directly to you.

Already Following, don't ask me again

Like our GiveMeSport Page and you will get this directly to you.

Already Subscribed to G+, don't ask me again