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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

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Southend United v Colchester United - live!

Southend United v Colchester United - live!

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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"

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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Keen to have a rethink

Keen to have a rethink

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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

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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

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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

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

U's new boy Shorey has renewed hunger

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U's to host Spurs in FA Cup fourth round

U's to host Spurs in FA Cup fourth round

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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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In form - Leicester City striker Jamie Vardy will be hoping to help his side book a meeting with Colchester United in the FA Cup fourth round.

Keen has no preference on U's FA Cup opponents

Cautious - U's boss Kevin Keen says he is reluctant to add to his squad unless they are players who can improve it. Picture: STEVE ARGENT (CO113879-0001)

Keen - I won't make signings for the sake of it

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Something to celebrate - Alex Gilbey is all smiles after scoring for Colchester United against Fleetwood Town. Picture: STEVE ARGENT (CO113879-0028)

Gilbey is the U's "precious jewel" - Keen

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Clearance - Tom Eastman in defensive action for Colchester United during their 1-1 draw with Fleetwood Town. Picture: STEVE ARGENT (CO113879-0047)

U's held at home by Fleetwood in basement battle

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Colchester v Fleetwood - live!

Colchester v Fleetwood - live!

Revenge mission - Colchester United defender Tom Eastman (18) will be looking to avenge the U's 4-0 defeat at Fleetwood Town, back in August. Picture: RICHARD BLAXALL

Keen will rally his troops for U's vital basement battle

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Targeting victory - Colchester United midfielder Alex Gilbey says tonight's game against Fleetwood Town is vital.

Gilbey - Fleetwood game is huge for the U's

Looking for results - Colchester United manager Kevin Keen wants to see his side turn good performances into results, starting tonight against Fleetwood Town. Picture: STEVE BRADING CO113473_004

Comment - Keen's focus is firmly on U's survival

Positive thinking - Gavin Massey believes Colchester United have more quality in their squad now than they have in recent years. Picture: STEVE BRADING CO113473_009

Home games will be key in U's survival bid - Massey

Linked - Elliot Lee, who spent time on loan at Colchester United during the 2013-14 season, has returned to the Weston Homes Community Stadium on loan until the end of the season.

UPDATED - U's sign striker Lee on loan

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Points mean prizes - Colchester United manager Kevin Keen says his side may need another 30 points if they are to stay in League One. Picture: STEVE BRADING (CO113473_005)

Keen clear on U's survival target

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