Corr, the games are coming thick and fast. That’s all well and good, except for those of us who’ve made a commitment to jot down rambling thoughts before every game this season. That’ll serve me right for having a job.

Nevertheless, it’s very close to kick-off, and these are the thoughts whizzing around my brain prior to our game against Colchester.

How are they getting on?

They’re in 13th place, three points above us, with a slightly worse goal difference (aided in no small part by our almighty tonking of Hartlepool on Saturday). If we win, we go above them. Double joy.

Their recent form is a little confusing. They won their last game, but prior to that had gone 3 games without a victory. Not the best run you’ve ever seen, but prior to that they’d actually won 5 out of 6 or something equally decent, so they’re a capable outfit.

Who could cause us trouble?

The previous-player alarm bells are ringing a little. We all remember Clinton Morrison and his exaggerated ways. In typical Morrison fashion, he’s come out and let it be known that he won’t celebrate if he scores against us. How very kind of you, Clint.

I think I’d rather he celebrated. He’s like a yobby family on a train – best to just ignore him. You don’t want to encourage him.

Freddie Sears is also playing for them nowadays, and grabbed the second goal in their 2-0 win over Bury at the weekend. He didn’t really show much for us, but then again, they never do.

They have a few tricky players, but Craig Eastmond is the one I’d look out for more than anyone. He’s Henderson’s mate from Arsenal, and on the few occasions I’ve seen him play, he’s shown an impressive influence on the game. Tidy, tidy footballer.

Sky Blues team news

We’re getting mighty close to kick-off now, I could just wait for the teamsheets. But in the interests of getting this published now (I need my tea), I’ll take a punt at what might happen. We won 5-0 in our last game – it can’t be that difficult.

Loanee Blair Adams fitted in quite nicely for his debut, and ought to continue at left back. The biggest decision Robins has to make is with John Fleck appearing to be fit to return, but it’d be incredibly harsh to drop Moussa given the impact he had at the weekend.

McSheffrey was not mentioned too much during his return to the side, but I reckon Robins quite fancies him and McGoldrick together, so I wouldn’t be surprised to see him stick with those two from the start.

As I write this, I hear we’re unchanged. What a waste of finger work.

Prediction

I can’t for the life of me remember what I guessed during last week’s podcast, so I may have to contradict myself here. A 5-0 victory breeds confidence and we’ve won 3 out of 5 away games. How’s a 2-1 win for you?

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