Colchester United have had an injury blow ahead of tomorrow night's Capital One cup clash with Charlton, reports the Clacton and Frinton Gazette: Craig Eastmond. The midfielder is regarded as the U's key player, although some feel that the former Arsenal youngster has never quite stepped up to the mark.
Colchester have been suffering from some budgetary problems. The playing budget was almost halved last year and there have now been further cuts. It's a far cry from three years ago when memories of a crusade in the Championship were still fresh. This year the U's are 25/1 to be promoted and 6/4 to be relegated.
Bob Peeters has said that he will rest some players given that he has more important games coming up against Wigan and Derby, so this may be your chance to see some of the second string players.
The Addicks have lost just one of their last five meetings with Colchester United (W3 D1) in all competitions. Charlton's win over Oxford United at this stage of the competition last season was their first win over a lower league side in six attempts.
Odds are: Charlton 4/6, Draw 11/4, Colchester 4/1.