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📝 Match Preview: Colchester United

All you need to know ahead of City's trip to Essex

23 February 2021

The Grecians are back in action on Tuesday as they make the long trip East to Essex where they face Colchester United.

Having seen Saturday's match against Grimsby Town postponed due to a waterlogged pitch, Tuesday's game at the JobServe Community Stadium is City's first since the 1-1 draw at Newport County last week. 

Ryan Bowman and Alex Hartridge remain unavailable for the game due to suspensions, but Robbie Willmott is once again back in contention after sitting out the last match due to his loan agreement.

Colchester were beaten 1-0 at Crawley Town - where City head this weekend - on Saturday after a 93rd minute James Tilley and currently sit in 18th place, ten places above Barrow in the drop zone. 

BEN SEYMOUR'S THOUGHTS

With fellow attacker Ryan Bowman suspended, Seymour hopes that he will be selected over the coming days and he is eager to prove he is the man for the job.

"I'm hoping Matt puts his faith in me and plays me and I can show exactly what I can do," he said.

"It's been tough recently especially having had to be subbed early a couple of times, but that's football and it spurs me on. I want to put things right

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HOW TO WATCH

Sadly fans can't be at the match but you can get the next best thing by purchasing a match pass at the cost of just £10 in the UK. The stream includes Exeter City Club commentary, score overlay and replays.

To purchase a match pass please click here.

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MATCHDAY COVERAGE

As usual, we’ll have the match covered across our social media channels and we’ll have a post-match interview with manager Matt Taylor and a player as they reflect on the result.

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SEASON'S SO FAR

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COLCHESTER UNITED'S LAST MATCH

Crawley Town 1 Colchester United 0 | 20/02/21 | Sky Bet League Two

James Tilley scored his first goal for Crawley Town in the 93rd minute to inflict a cruel defeat on the Essex side. 

PREVIOUS ENCOUNTER

Exeter City 6 Colchester United 1 | 24/11/20 | Sky Bet League Two

The Grecians hit six for the first time since 1993 as they thumped the U's. Ryan Bowman scored the first of two hat tricks in two home matches, with a Matt Jay double and Joel Randall's tap in rounding off a stunning evening under the lights at SJP.


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