DAVID Flitcroft has heaped praise on Colchester United ahead of tomorrow's showdown between the two promotion rivals.
The Mansfield Town boss is a big admirer of the U's set-up and his counterpart, John McGreal.
Flitcroft says he admires Colchester's philosophy, which places emphasis on providing a clear pathway for their young academy players.
And the former Bury manager is also a fan of U's boss McGreal who is leading his side on a promotion charge, this season.
Flitcroft said: “It will be two good teams coming up against each other.