SAMSON Tovide is set to undergo a scan today to determine the extent of the ankle injury he suffered in Colchester United's 2-1 defeat to Crawley Town on Saturday.

The 19-year-old striker had to be helped off the pitch after suffering the injury in the 54th minute of the U's 2-1 loss, at the JobServe Community Stadium.

Tovide had earlier missed two good chances to give Colchester the lead, prior to suffering the injury.

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Colchester boss Matty Etherington said: “Samson’s devastated in there, because he’s missed his chances and now he’s got an injury.

“He’s twisted his ankle by the looks of it.


“We don’t know the extent of it yet and we’ll get a scan on it, on Monday.

“I’m gutted for him."

Colchester will also assess defender Tom Dallison today, after he was forced to sit out the defeat against Crawley with a back problem.

The centre-back missed the opportunity to face his old club after he rang boss Etherington on the morning of the match to inform him his back had seized up after training, on Friday.

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Skipper Connor Hall could return to the Colchester squad for the Wrexham game following his recent hernia surgery, while both Ellis Iandolo and Owura Edwards took part in running exercises on the JobServe Community Stadium pitch, prior to the Crawley defeat.