Football - Three banned for Us

Colchester are missing a trio of players through suspension for the trip to Bournemouth.


Defender Magnus Okuonghae and midfielder Marcus Bean both received their fifth cautions of the season during the 2-0 defeat against Oldham last weekend and serve their one-match suspensions.

They join Gavin Massey on the sidelines, as the striker sits out the second of his three-game ban after being sent-off in the 5-1 defeat at MK Dons.

Defender Matt Heath and midfielder Kem Izzet have both returned to training following injury, but neither has been able to build up their match fitness after planned reserve matches were called off due to the weather.

The pair could find themselves on the bench but are unlikely to be involved in the game.

On-loan midfielder Craig Eastmond has returned to parent club Arsenal after suffering a broken foot.

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