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Preview: Owls v Colchester

Wednesday
vs.
Colchester

Hillsborough, Sheffield

Saturday, December 1

15:00

Wednesday will be hoping it's lucky number seven on Saturday as they look to kick December off with three more points against struggling Colchester United.

Brian Laws has guided the Owls to six games without defeat after a poor start to the season, and will be firm favourites going in to the clash with the U's at the weekend.

But the 'Manager of the Month' gong for November could well continue its dreaded curse as Colchester look to upset the form book and bag some much-needed points to take back home.

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Wednesday Team News:

Wednesday boss Brian Laws will have a tough decision on his hands for the visit of Geraint Williams' men, with midfielder Glenn Whelan likely to be back in contention for a starting spot after missing out through a hip injury recently.

But Laws will have difficulty changing a winning team, with Yoann Folly impressing in the centre of the park alongside Steve Watson in recent weeks.

Wednesday have no fresh injury concerns going in to the clash after the midweek victory over Barnsley, but Etienne Esajas and Wade Small are both pushing for recalls.

Player to watch: Akpo Sodje

The powerful Owls' hitman has been in top form recently, resulting in a nomination for the Powerade Player of the Month for November, and will be the biggest threat in front of goal for Wednesday.

Colchester Team News:

Colchester could be handed a huge boost with the news that Teddy Sheringham could return to the side for their trip to Hillsborough.

The former Manchester United, Spurs and West Ham man has seen the start of his U's career hamepered by injury but is looking sharp for a return to action on Saturday.

Player to watch: -

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Match Facts & Stats

Head-To-Head:

Wednesday wins: 3
Colchester wins: 7
Draws: 4

Last Time Out:

Wednesday 2-0 Colchester

Hillsborough, 13/03/07

Wednesday started to click in to gear at the best time for a promotion push with a relatively comfortable victory over the U's thanks to first half goals from Frank Simek, and a Matthew Mills own goal.

Form Guide:

Wednesday: W-D-W-D-W

Colchester: L-L-D-D-D

Previous Line-Ups:

Wednesday: Grant, Hinds, Simek, Michael Johnson, Spurr, O'Brien, Watson, Jermaine Johnson (Small 75), Folly, Tudgay (Burton 86), Sodje. Subs Not Used: Esajas, Beevers, Lunt.

Colchester: Gerken, Duguid, Virgo, Balogh (Connolly 33), Granville, Yeates, Watson (McLeod 63), Izzet, Jackson, Platt, Lisbie (Sheringham 73). Subs Not Used: Cousins, Guy.

Next Fixtures:

V Southampton (A) - 04/12/07

V Coventry City (H) - 08/12/07

V Crystal Palace (A) - 15/12/07

V Watford (H) - 22/12/07


Writer:Nick
Date:Friday November 30 2007
Time: 12:28AM

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Comments

0
come on the owls....... youve gotta feel for folly cos he hasnt put a foot wrong but i think he will go with whelan
mansfieldowl
30/11/2007 14:37:00
0
With Lawsy winning manager of the month, will the curse strike? Hopefully we can carry the win over Barnsley forward and give Colchester a thrashing! :)
NicNac
30/11/2007 17:47:00
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This is going to be a walk over, stuff the curse, laws wiont be bothered about that, he will be just telling the players to carry on what they are doing and that is winning.
will it ever happen
30/11/2007 18:41:00
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We will give a tough game, no walk over, Mark Yeates is our player to watch....
StevieG Col U
30/11/2007 18:56:00
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dunt he score all your goals
mick66owl
30/11/2007 21:53:00
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Going for a 2-1 victory for the super Owls, although it will be harder than we think as someone says.
will it ever happen
01/12/2007 14:10:00
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The last message was typed by miss wieh and not wieh.
will it ever happen
01/12/2007 14:11:00
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1-0 down 1 minute played, woops
smiggyswfc
01/12/2007 15:26:00
0
HA
Matt_Us
01/12/2007 15:33:00
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I say HA because I didn't like the way you lot said "footballing lesson" to us today! Sorry guys.
Matt_Us
01/12/2007 19:25:00
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