Frustration for frozen out Aidy

COLCHESTER United manager Aidy Boothroyd is frustrated that his side will have to wait another week before they can put their Deepdale disaster behind them.

Stuart Watson

By Stuart Watson

COLCHESTER United manager Aidy Boothroyd is frustrated that his side will have to wait another week before they can put their Deepdale disaster behind them.

The U's were scheduled to play a League One fixture at Yeovil Town this Saturday, but that was postponed yesterday lunchtime following heavy snow in Somerset.

The Colchester squad received news of the postponement just before their coach was due to leave for the south west yesterday afternoon.

Boothroyd - who had planned to hold a training session at Bristol Rovers' training ground today - had been itching to get his players back into competitive action following their embarrassing 7-0 FA Cup defeat at Preston last weekend.

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However, he will now have to wait another seven days for the highly-anticipated visit of Norwich City on January 16 before his players get a chance of putting that result right.

“I wanted to get the game on as much as possible,” said Boothroyd.

“Last weekend was horrible. It was embarrassing and hurtful and we are wounded. I'm annoyed and upset by it still.

“If I had it my way we'd play Yeovil next Tuesday, but my needs might not necessarily fit in with Yeovil Football Club and the Somerset Constabulary!

“I'd play the local council at snow football if I could because last week's result is still in my mind.”

Boothroyd admits that the recent bout of bad weather has tested his coaching ingenuity to the full when it has come to training this week.

With the Weston Homes Community Stadium pitch unplayable, the U's squad has been training at the Colchester Garrison, as well as the Top Notch Health Club.

There, players have been put through aerobics, spinning, body pump and boxercise classes.

For the latest on Aidy Boothroyd's plans for signings, sales and contracts, see tomorrow's EADT.

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