Armando Dobra was on target as Ipswich Town's U23s won 2-0 at Peterborough United this afternoon to go top of Professional Development League Two South. The high-flying young Blues were level at the break with the seventh-placed Posh outfit. But second half strikes from Dobra - who's been on loan but out of favour at League Two Colchester United all season - and Matt Ward earned John McGreal's men all three points.
Colchester United loanees praised ahead of final home game WAYNE Brown has praised the contribution of his loanees in helping Colchester United retain their League Two place. The U's drafted in five new loan players in the January transfer window, when Brown was appointed as interim head coach.
Colchester United loanee Armando Dobra featured for parent club Ipswich Town's U23s ARMANDO Dobra will remain a Colchester United loan player until the end of the season, it has been confirmed. The 20-year-old, who is on a season-long loan with the U's but has not featured for them since early January, appeared as a late substitute for parent club Ipswich Town's under-23 side in midweek.
Return of Armando Dobra to Ipswich Town Under-23s a joint decision with Colchester United, Kieran McKenna explains
Armando Dobra's return to the Under-23s this week was a joint decision between Ipswich Town and Colchester United. The 20-year-old joined the League Two side on a season-long loan last summer. He has made 13 for the U's, scoring just twice, and has not featured since the start of January.
Ipswich Town U23s 0 Hull U23s 1 Ipswich Town's U23s were beaten by Hull's youngsters at Portman Road today, Tremaine Eastmond's early goal proving enough for the East Yorkshire side. Armando Dobra was a surprise addition to the Ipswich Town team sheet, albeit on the bench, the 20-year-old Albanian U21 international is on a season-long loan at Colchester United.
Armando Dobra is on the bench for this afternoon's Ipswich Town U23 clash against Hull City. The 20-year-old Albanian U21 international is on loan at Colchester United, but takes his place on the bench for the Blues. The team news for Town U23s' clash with Hull City at Portman Road this afternoon....
Harrogate will check on the fitness of Alex Pattison ahead of Saturday’s visit of Colchester in Sky Bet League Two. Pattison was forced off late on during last weekend’s win over Scunthorpe and boss Simon Weaver will make a late call on his fitness. Captain Josh Falkingham (foot), Brahima Diarra (ankle), Lewis Page (foot) and Lewis Richards (groin) all remain sidelined.
WAYNE Brown says having players away on international duty will give others an opportunity to shine for Colchester United. The U's host Tranmere Rovers today without Tyreik Wright, Tommy Smith and Armando Dobra, who are all away playing for their respective countries. Brown says the club 'weighed up' the possibility of requesting a postponement of today's League Two clash at the JobServe Community Stadium.
Colchester will be without Tyreik Wright for the visit of Tranmere on Saturday. The 20-year-old winger has been called up for international duty by the Republic of Ireland Under-21s in their upcoming European Championship qualifier with Sweden. The U’s are also without Tommy Smith and Armando Dobra who are also away on international duty.
COLCHESTER United loanee Armando Dobra has been named in the Albania under-21 squad for their forthcoming European Championships fixtures. Dobra, who is on loan at the U's from neighbours Ipswich Town, has been named in the squad for their home games against the Czech Republic next Friday and then England at the same venue on the following Tuesday.
COLCHESTER United interim head coach Wayne Brown has given an update on the players who currently find themselves out of his squad. Midfielder Brendan Wiredu (below) and long-serving defender Tom Eastman - who have made 61 first-team appearances between them so far this season for the U's - were both omitted from their matchday 18 for the game against Leyton Orient, on Tuesday night.
Sone Aluko has said that there is so much depth in the Town squad that nobody expects to play every week. “You’re always going to want to play every game, but you can’t sign for Ipswich and look at the squad and think that’s going to be possible.
On-loan Colchester United striker Armando Dobra still has a part to play for the U’s this season, the club’s interim manager Wayne Brown has said. Dobra joined Colchester on a season-long loan from Ipswich Town back in the summer transfer window, making him one of several players with connections to the Tractor Boys currently playing at the Colchester Community Stadium.
On loan Ipswich Town talent Armando Dobra still has a part to play at League Two strugglers Colchester United. So says U's interim boss Wayne Brown, despite the 20-year-old currently being out of the first team picture. Dobra has been playing - and scoring - for the U's under 23 side in recent weeks, and hasn't featured for the senior side since a Papa John's Trophy defeat against Sutton on January 4.
ARMANDO Dobra still has a part to play for Colchester United between now and the end of the season. That is the view of U's interim head coach Wayne Brown, following the on-loan attacker's recent omission from their first-team squad. Dobra has not featured in a Colchester senior game since their Papa John's Trophy defeat at Sutton United, on January 4.
ARMANDO Dobra scored the winner from the spot as Colchester United's under-23s claimed a 2-1 win at Watford, writes BRIAN WALLER. Dobra tucked home a penalty just after the midway point to give the U's victory in their Professional Development League Two game at the UCL Sports ground at London Colney.