U’s to host Spurs in pre-season warm-up clash

Colchester United have announced a mouthwatering pre-season friendly date with Premier League Tottenham Hotspur at the JobServe Community Stadium.

Lilywhites boss, Nuno Espirito Santo takes his new side to North Essex on Wednesday, July 24 (7:45pm) with ticket detail available via the U’s website www.cu-fc.com.

Colchester has met Tottenham on three occasions in recent seasons. The North Londoners winning an FA Cup fourth-round tie at the JobServe Community Stadium in January 2016 by four goals to one, while the U’s exacted stunning revenge by dispatch Spurs from the Carabao Cup at the same stage in September 2019, holding their nerve to win a penalty shootout 4-3 following a tense goalless draw.

The final meeting was altogether more low key and saw Tottenham’s under 23 side win a Football League Trophy shootout after the sides had been locked at 1-1 after ninety minutes.

Meanwhile, Colchester has confirmed that their Carabao Cup first-round tie with Birmingham City will take place on Tuesday, August 10 at St Andrews (7:45pm).

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Brian Jeeves

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