Colchester United visit play-off chasing Tranmere Rovers in their final League Two game of the season today (kick-off 3pm).

The U's visit Prenton Park looking to finish a challenging season on a high.

They take on a Tranmere side who are looking to secure a play-off place.

From team news to key men and the referee, all you need to know can be found below.

The manager

U's interim head coach Hayden Mullins: “We want to finish on a high and that’s the message that we’ve given to the lads.

“We want to finish it right and it’s not just us; we owe the league that to do it right.

“We have to prepare right and be as strong as we can be.

“We need to try and carry the momentum we’ve had in the last couple of weeks and it’s important that we finish right and do as well as we can.

“We had a meeting before training (on Thursday) and we spoke about doing it right, until the end of the season and training has been very good.

“We want to be professional until the end – we want to attack the game and we want to do it right.

“We want to have a high tempo in our play and we want to go out with a good result and a positive result.”

Key battle

Tom Eastman and Tommy Smith have been Colchester's leading league appearance makers, this season.

They are likely to find themselves up against former England striker David Nugent, who netted the winner in Tranmere's last home game, against Barrow.

Last meeting

Colchester played out a 2-2 draw with Tranmere when the two clubs met at the JobServe Community Stadium, in March.

The U's took a two-goal lead thanks to strikes from Harry Pell and Brendan Wiredu.

But Tranmere fought back to claim a point, after Danny Lloyd and Jay Spearing struck in the second half.


U's fact

Harry Pell was on target the last time Colchester played against Tranmere, at Prenton Park in September, 2018.

James Norwood had given the hosts the lead in the 1-1 draw.


James Bell is the man in the middle for today's game.

He has issued 83 yellow cards and nine reds in the 30 games he has refereed, this season, the majority of which have been in League One.

Team news

Colchester will again be without both Harry Pell and Callum Harriott for today's game, due to personal reasons.

Josh Bohui is pushing for a first league start for Colchester after coming off the bench to score their winner against Salford, last weekend.

Probable U's side: George, Welch-Hayes, Eastman, Smith, Clampin, Chilvers, Stevenson, Wiredu, Poku, Folivi, Nouble.


Colchester are 5/1 with some bookmakers to finish the season with a win today. A Tranmere victory is seen as 13/18, while a draw is 11/4.

League Two games (all 3pm kick-off)

Cambridge United v Grimsby Town, Carlisle United v Walsall, Cheltenham Town v Harrogate Town, Crawley Town v Bolton Wanderers, Exeter City v Barrow, Morecambe v Bradford City, Oldham Athletic v Forest Green Rovers, Port Vale v Mansfield Town, Salford City v Leyton Orient, Scunthorpe United v Stevenage, Southend United v Newport County, Tranmere Rovers v Colchester United.