Time at Club:
Colchester United are managed by John McGreal who became the club's permanent boss in May 2016 following the departure of Kevin Keen. In his debut season Colchester finished in 8th, one point and one place outside of the play-offs.
Colchester were up in the Championship between 2006 and 2008, but they now find themselves down in League Two after eight seasons in League One. For several years they were punching above their weight in the Championship but now after falling down to the bottom tier they will be expected to bounce back under McGreal, although they just missed out on a top-7 standing last season.
Numerous draws but few defeats has seen Colchester United enjoy a strong run of results. Defeats against Manchester United are the only black marks on a run that has seen them amass wins against Macclesfield Town, Leyton Orient & Carlisle United while sharing the spoils versus Bradford City, Morecambe, Stevenage, Crawley Town, Exeter City & Scunthorpe United
|25 Jan||Exeter City||16:00||Colchester United|
|28 Jan||Colchester United||20:45||Swindon Town|
|01 Feb||Cambridge United||16:00||Colchester United|
|08 Feb||Colchester United||16:00||Plymouth Argyle|
|11 Feb||Colchester United||20:45||Grimsby Town|
|15 Feb||Port Vale||16:00||Colchester United|