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Colchester Utd

Disappointing day - Chris Porter brings the ball away during the U's defeat against Swindon Town. Picture: NIGEL BROWN CO113975_014

U's relegation fears increase after heavy Swindon defeat

Looking for a repeat - George Moncur was on target the last time Colchester played Swindon in September.

Colchester v Swindon - live!

Optimistic - Kevin Keen is convinced that Colchester United's fortunes will change for the better. Picture: RICHARD BLAXALL

U's boss Keen has no regrets

On the mend - Alex Wynter plans to attend Colchester United's game against Swindon Town on Saturday following a fortnight's rest after his head injury against Spurs.

"I've watched it a few times and it's quite frightening to see" - Alex Wynter

Rallying his troops - Kevin Keen wants to secure his first league win as Colchester United manager against Swindon Town on Saturday. Picture: STEVE BRADING CO114334_014

Can last season's Houdini act offer inspiration for the U's in their survival battle?

Belief - Colchester United midfielder Joe Edwards says each player has to give everything to try and help the club stay in League One. Picture: STEVE BRADING CO108873_10

Edwards ready to give everything to U's cause

Back in the fold - Tom Lapslie returned from injury in Colchester United under-21s' 3-2 defeat against Crystal Palace.

Lapslie makes injury comeback as U's under-21s are beaten

Up for the challenge - Colchester United defensive duo Frankie Kent and Tom Eastman challenge Southend United captain Adam Barrett for a high ball during the U's derby defeat. BA114743_ 005

Comment - U's must start their ascent soon if they are to succeed in their mountainous challenge

Derby duel - Colchester United defender Frankie Kent does battle with Southend United's Stephen Hendrie during the League One clash at Roots Hall. Picture: MAXINE CLARKE BA114743_ 059

Kent - we must all take responsibility for U's results

No extension - Jake Kean has returned to Norwich City following his loan spell with Colchester United. Picture: STEVE ARGENT (CO113474_0045)

Keen - "there were a couple of things Jake wasn't happy with"

Derby duel - Colchester United midfielder Joe Edwards (left) makes a challenge during his side's 3-0 defeat at Southend United. Picture: Stephen D Lawrence

Derby defeat was a "heroic failure" for ten-man U's - Keen

Flashpoint - Alex Gilbey is shown a red card following his tackle on Southend United midfielder Ryan Leonard in the U's 3-0 defeat at Roots Hall in the Essex derby. Picture: Stephen D Lawrence

Late goals condemn ten-man Colchester to defeat in Essex derby

Southend United v Colchester United - live!

Southend United v Colchester United - live!

Pride at stake - Colchester United defender George Elokobi challenges for a header with Southend United striker David Mooney during the Boxing Day clash between the two sides. Picture: STEVE BRADING (CO113469-047)

Keen - derby win can kick-start U's season

Sidelined - Colchester United striker Marvin Sordell will be out for "two to three weeks" with an ankle injury. Picture: STEVE BRADING

U's suffer Sordell injury blow

Positive - Karl Duguid believes his former club Colchester United will relish their Essex derby match at Southend United on Saturday.

Essex derby is perfect timing for U's - Duguid

Cup of cheer - Roy McDonough lifts aloft the FA Trophy having led them to Wembley glory as player-manager in 1992.

U's legend Big Roy expects Shrimpers to claim Essex bragging rights

Staying put - Alex Gilbey, who was the subject of an offer from Championship club Bristol City in last month's transfer window, is staying at Colchester United. Picture: STEVE BRADING (CO114334-021)

Wright - keeping hold of best players is a boost for U's

Duel - Colchester United defender Matt Briggs (left) clashes with Tottenham Hotspur striker Harry Kane during the U's 4-1 FA Cup defeat. Picture: STEVE BRADING

Briggs could be a central defensive option for U's

Battle - Colchester United captain Chris Porter tries to find a way past Spurs defender Kevin Wimmer during the FA Cup tie between the two sides, last weekend. Picture: STEVE ARGENT CO114334_0269

Comment - U's must replicate spirit shown against Spurs

Thumbs up - Gavin Massey celebrates after his shot hit a post and went in off Spurs defender Ben Davies. Picture: STEVE BRADING CO114334_064

Massey hoping his Spurs display will be the springboard

Cause for concern - Colchester United defender Alex Wynter is carried off after suffering a head injury against Tottenham Hotspur. Picture: STEVE BRADING

U's defender Alex Wynter to have a fortnight of complete rest following head injury

In demand - Colchester United midfielder Alex Gilbey in action during his side's 4-1 FA Cup defeat against Spurs. Picture: STEVE BRADING

U's face battle to keep Gilbey ahead of transfer deadline

Honour - Karl Duguid has been inducted into Colchester United's Hall of Fame. CO92308_02

Duo inducted into U's Hall of Fame

Discussion - Colchester United manager Kevin Keen talks to his players during his side's 4-1 defeat against Spurs. Picture: STEVE BRADING

Keen "immensely proud" of U's players after Spurs defeat

Sad sight - Alex Wynter is stretchered off the field in the opening minutes of Colchester United's FA Cup tie with Tottenham Hotspur after suffering a head injury. Picture: STEVE BRADING

Keen had concerns over Wynter following head injury

Star turn - Harry Kane turns away from Gavin Massey during Tottenham Hotspur's win over Colchester United in the FA Cup fourth round. Picture: STEVE BRADING

U's bow out of FA Cup after Spurs defeat

Up for the cup - Colchester United manager Kevin Keen wants to lead his side to an FA Cup upset against Tottenham Hotspur. Picture: STEVE BRADING CO113473_042

Kevin Keen - "We've got nothing to lose and everything to gain"

Col U v Spurs: FA Cup fourth round match

Col U v Spurs: FA Cup fourth round match

Past and present - Colchester United defender Kane Vincent-Young is a former Colchester United academy player. Picture: STEVE BRADING (CO110597-23)

Spurs clash has added meaning for U's youngster Vincent-Young

On par - George Moncur is friends with Spurs striker Harry Kane and the pair could come face to face tomorrow in the FA Cup. Picture: RICHARD BLAXALL

Beating pal Harry would suit Moncur down to a tee

Talent - Colchester United have moved to keep hold of midfielder Alex Gilbey amid fresh interest in his services. Picture: RICHARD BLAXALL

Gilbey offered a new contract by U's

"It was a proper cup-tie that could have gone either way"

"It was a proper cup-tie that could have gone either way"

Cup of cheer - Kevin Watson celebrates scoring for Colchester United in their 9-1 FA Cup triumph over non-league Leamington, in 2005.

U's players should relish the chance to take on Spurs, says promotion-winning Watson

The magic of the cup - David Wright started the season in charge of Maldon and Tiptree but is now preparing to take on Spurs with Colchester United. Picture: STEVE ARGENT

From 83 fans to 10,000 - David Wright's FA Cup journey has been eventful

Don't stop believing - Joe Edwards, who captained Yeovil Town against Manchester United in the FA Cup last season, says he and his Colchester United team-mates have to think they can get a result against Tottenham Hotspur. Picture: STEVE BRADING

U's must savour the moment against Spurs

Food for thought - Colchester United manager Kevin Keen (left) and his assistant David Wright are plotting to beat Tottenham Hotspur in the FA Cup on Saturday. Picture: RICHARD BLAXALL

Comment - U's desperate to rediscover that winning feeling

A day to look forward to - Colchester United supporters are looking forward to seeing their side take on Premier League club Tottenham Hotspur on Saturday, in the FA Cup fourth round.

Waddington confident U's got FA Cup ticketing right

Disappointment - Owen Garvan (second from left) is in deep conversation with Colchester United team-mate Tom Eastman (second from right) after they conceded at Scunthorpe United, last weekend. Picture: RICHARD BLAXALL

U's face huge battle to stay up, admits Garvan

At the double - Macauley Bonne scored both of Colchester United's goals in their under-21 win at Brentford.

Bonne strikes twice to sting the Bees

Hoping for a buzz - Colchester United under-21 boss John McGreal (right, pictured with Wayne Brown) will be hoping for a positive performance from his side at Brentford today.

U's youngsters to take on Bees

Keen to have a rethink

Keen to have a rethink

Tickets for U's FA Cup clash with Spurs sold out

Tickets for U's FA Cup clash with Spurs sold out

Disappointed - Colchester United manager Kevin Keen said his side's second-half display at Scunthorpe United was not good enough after they fell to a 3-0 defeat.

"They were better than us in the second half" - U's boss Kevin Keen

No joy - Marvin Sordell was unable to grab a consolation goal for Colchester United at Scunthorpe United.

U's survival hopes hit by Scunthorpe defeat

Raring to go - Nicky Shorey says he has enjoyed training with Colchester United and feels fit ahead of their game against Scunthorpe United.

Shorey ready to start for the U's if called upon

Plenty to play for - Colchester United's players will be on the lookout for League One points at Scunthorpe United tomorrow. Picture: STEVE BRADING (CO113473-016)

Wright - U's players must forget about Spurs

New challenge - Nicky Shorey has signed for Colchester United following a spell in India.

U's new boy Shorey has renewed hunger

U's to host Spurs in FA Cup fourth round

U's to host Spurs in FA Cup fourth round

New recruit - Nicky Shorey has signed for Colchester United until the end of the season.

U's snap up former England defender Shorey


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