James McCarthy could make his full Crystal Palace debut when Colchester visit Selhurst Park in the Carabao Cup.
Defender Josh Grant is set to make his Plymouth debut in their League Two clash with Colchester after completing a half-season loan move from Chelsea.
The EFL fixtures for the new season were announced on Thursday – but what can we expect from the first round of matches? In contrast to the Premier League, where Manchester City have won their last eight opening fixtures, Manchester United four in a row and Liverpool five of their last six, only three Championship teams can even boast winning starts in each of the last two seasons.
Colchester have vowed to take severe action against two fans who invaded the pitch during Tuesday night’s home defeat to Forest Green.
Tom Lapslie has signed a two-year contract extension with Colchester, committing himself to the club until 2021.
Sol Campbell was encouraged by his Macclesfield side’s performance despite a 1-0 defeat at Colchester in his first league game in charge.
Sol Campbell suffered defeat in his first Sky Bet League Two game in charge of bottom side Macclesfield after they lost 1-0 at promotion-chasing Colchester.