22.11.22 Match Preview - Colchester v Rovers

A break from League One action for Rovers this week...

Rovers face Colchester United in the Round of 32 stage of the Papa John's Trophy on Wednesday evening. On their last visit, Rovers were held to a 1-1 draw in a game that saw three red cards.

Last Time Out

Form Guide

Colchester are going through a rough patch in terms of their form on the pitch. After 19 League Two games, Matt Bloomfield's side find themselves in 19th place in the table with a 14-point return. In their last match, Colchester picked up a much-needed 3-0 victory against Doncaster United at the JobServe Community Stadium.

The U's progressed to this stage of the Papa Johns' Trophy after topping their group with 7 points, which also included Charlton Athletic, Gillingham and Brighton & Hove Albion U21's.

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Ref Watch

Thomas Kirk is the appointed match official for tomorrow evening's clash in Essex. Referee Kirk has taken charge of 14 games across League One, League Two and the League Cup this season with the majority of his game coming in League Two, taking charge of eight games in England's fourth division so far this season. Across those 14 games, Kirk stops play for a foul an average of 20.64 times per game. So far this season, Kirk has handed out 54 yellow cards and one red card.


How to Watch

Wednesday evening's clash in Essex is live on iFollow! 

To find out more about iFollow, please click HERE.


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