Football - Thompson out of Robins clash

Josh Thompson will miss the visit of Swindon as out-of-sorts Colchester aim to arrest their six-match losing run.

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The defender saw red just 10 minutes into the 3-1 Boxing Day defeat at home to Brentford and now serves a one-match suspension.

Jabo Ibehre will again be assessed having missed the clash with the pulled stomach muscle sustained in last Saturday's disappointing 1-0 defeat at Walsall.

Fellow forward Freddie Sears also faces a race against time to be fit having missed out due to a dead leg.

Manager Joe Dunne made a total of five changes against the Bees, with Ibehre and Massey dropping out along with Brian Wilson, Michael Rose and Anthony Wordsworth.

The latter three will be pushing for recalls along with the likes of Magnus Okuonghae, Karl Duguid, John-Joe O'Toole and Andy Bond.

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