Date: 17th October 2008 at 6:53pm
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Colchester United travel to face Stockport County tomorrow, at Edgeley Park.

New U’s chief Paul Lambert will be looking to get his reign as U’s boss off to a winning start.

County will be looking to build on a good start to the League One campaign.

Vital Quotes:

Lambert Looking For Results

The Scotsman said: ‘I`d love us to play brilliantly in every game and play good football – but winning is the most important thing.

‘I won`t sit here and criticise what happened before because the club escalated into the Championship at a rate of knots.

‘But they came back down again and with the manager going, there has been uncertainty.

‘It`s my job to get the team winning again.

‘The league position surprises me, having seen the players in training.

‘But we are where we are in the league and results suggest that, so it`s up to us to turn it around and get them going.’


Stockport County Team News:

Jaroslaw Fojut and Gareth Owen are both unavailable for the home side.

Owen fon Williams and Peter Thompson are both back from international duty.

Player to watch: Tommy Rowe

Rowe, 20, will be a danger on the wing for The Hatters.

Colchester United Team News:

Matt Lockwood (tendinitis) and Steven Gillespie (hamstring) return for the U’s.

Chris Coyne is rested after a featuring for his country but Medy Elito makes the trip.

Player to watch: Mark Yeates

Yeates, 23, is the U’s leading goal scorer and will be looking to add to his tally.

Match Facts & Stats

Last time out:

Stockport 1-2 Colchester

Edgeley Park

U’s: Davison, White (Williams 81), Baldwin, Brown, Hunt, Joe Keith, Halford, Danns, Watson, Johnson, Marino Keith.

Subs Not Used: Gerken, Elokobi, Ndumbu-Nsungu, Guy.

Booked: Johnson.

Goals: Danns 30 pen, 90.

Att: 4,004

Ref: A Hall (W Midlands).

Ref Watch:

Referee: Darren Deadman – From Cambridgeshire.

Assistants: S P Bennett and D J H England

Fourth Official: D K Benton

Match Prediction:

StevieG Col U’s prediction: A 2-0 U’s win!

Next Fixtures:

The U’s host Millwall on Tuesday night, while County travel to MK Dons.