Crewe Alexandra forward Chris Porter is hoping he will get the nod to face his former club, Colchester United, this evening.
Porter, 34, enjoyed his time with the U’s and ended up scoring 30 league goals from just 78 starts for the Essex club.
The vastly experienced Porter has not started a game this season and he missed the trip to Newport and our Carabao Cup clash with Fleetwood Town after aggravating his groin in the opening day win over Morecambe. Porter opened his account for the new season with a headed goal against Morecambe in that emphatic 6-0 win.
Porter made his return against MK Dons as a second half substitute on Saturday and he found the net late on, only to see it rightly ruled out for offside.
Ahead of his return to Colchester, as a Crewe player Porter told us: “It was very disappointing to have strained my groin in the first game against Morecambe, so it was nice to be involved again on Saturday.
“Hopefully next time I can get on the scoresheet. I thought I had but having watched it back, I was offside. The goalkeeper has then made a good save after I had a couple of efforts blocked, so on another day, that goes in and hopefully we hold on for all three points.
“It wasn’t to be and now we move on to Colchester. I am not surprised that they have started well. They have a good group of players there and the manager will get them up for the challenge, so I am not surprised by the positive start they have made. I really expect them to be up there.
“They can play their football but also have some big lads, so they have options and can mix things up as well. It is always a tough place to go and for me, Colchester away and Carlisle away are two of the toughest away games of the season.
Chris added: “I enjoyed my time there, I loved it and the fans were always great with me. It is always nice to go back there and to see some familiar faces again."