A bitter pill to swallow.

Colchester United defender Ryan Dickson admitted the controversial manner of his side’s 2-1 home defeat against Preston North End was tough to take.

The U’s felt that Preston’s late winner should not have stood after Joe Garner was in an offside position when he picked out Chris Humphrey, in the build-up to Brian Wilson’s own goal.

For more on this story and all of the latest Colchester United news, including five pages of coverage of their 2-1 defeat against Preston North End, see Monday's Daily Gazette.