Notts County V Colchester at Meadow Lane : Match Preview

30 March 2017
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Marc Bola an injury concern as Notts County prepare to host Colchester

Marc Bola is an injury concern for Notts County as they prepare to host Colchester.

The left-back, on loan from Arsenal, missed last weekend's win at Wycombe due to a hamstring injury. He has resumed training and Magpies manager Kevin Nolan will give the teenager as long as possible to prove his fitness.

Should he not make it, Carl Dickinson, who impressed against the Chairboys, will continue in his absence.

A hamstring issue has kept Curtis Thompson out recently but he could return to the squad. However, fellow midfielder Mark Yeates must serve the second game of a three-match ban for a red card he received against Barnet.

Goalkeeper Sam Walker is in line to make his 150th league appearance for Colchester.

Chris Porter scored a brace in last weekend's win over Luton, which kept the U's in the play-off hunt so should lead the attack again, while midfielder Owen Garvan will be assessed as he has been carrying a knee problem.

Defender Tom Eastman (ankle) and midfielder Doug Loft (Achilles) are stepping up their rehabilitation, but centre-back Jermaine Grandison has left the Essex club having not made an first-team appearance since signing a short-term deal after he sustained a hip injury.

Midfielder Sammie Szmodics is recovering from a broken leg, while leading scorer Kurtis Guthrie (ankle), midfielder Craig Slater (groin), defender Frankie Kent (ankle) and forward Denny Johnstone (knee) are all long-term absentees along with club captain Luke Prosser (knee).