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Humes hoping to avoid relying on too many loan signings

Essex County Standard:

2:30pm Wednesday 27th May 2015

Colchester United manager Tony Humes says he is hoping that they do not have to rely on as many loanees next season.

Khumalo return is unlikely for U's

Essex County Standard: Bongani Khumalo has yet to make a first team appearance for Spurs. Picture: Action Images

8:00am Wednesday 27th May 2015

Colchester United look set to miss out on the permanent signing of experienced defender Bongani Khumalo.

U's keeper Bransgrove suffers injury blow

Essex County Standard:

2:00pm Tuesday 26th May 2015

Colchester United keeper James Bransgrove is set to miss the start of the season after undergoing a knee operation.

U's welcome return of the Essex derby

Essex County Standard: Backing - U's supporters urged to get behind caretaker boss Joe Dunne

11:40am Tuesday 26th May 2015

The Essex derby is back – and that is great news for Colchester United.

Fox considering U's deal

Essex County Standard:

7:00am Monday 25th May 2015

Colchester United have offered a fresh deal to David Fox.

U's defender Kent on a fitness mission

Essex County Standard:

8:00am Friday 22nd May 2015

Frankie Kent has vowed to return stronger than ever next season after his six-month injury lay-off.

Watson to contact his former U's boss Parky ahead of managerial bow

Essex County Standard:

5:12pm Wednesday 20th May 2015

Kevin Watson says he plans to tap into the knowledge of his former Colchester United boss Phil Parkinson after landing his first-ever managerial job.

Sembie-Ferris determined to repay U's faith

Essex County Standard:

8:39am Wednesday 20th May 2015

Dion Sembie-Ferris admits he was shocked when he was offered a new three-year deal by Colchester United.

Magnus has no "hard feelings" over U's exit

Essex County Standard: Happy memories - Colchester defender Magnus Okuonghae played his part in helping them claim a 2-0 win at Leyton Orient, last season. Picture: WARREN PAGE

10:06am Tuesday 19th May 2015

Magnus Okuonghae says he has no “hard feelings” over his Colchester United exit.

U's release former Arsenal youngster Watt

Essex County Standard: On target - Colchester United's Sanchez Watt (right) in action against Stevenage. Picture: SEANA HUGHES (CO70543-01)

1:22pm Monday 18th May 2015

Sanchez Watt will leave Colchester United this summer after the club decided against offering him a new contract.

U's sports scientist Carolan leaves for Birmingham City

Essex County Standard:

5:05pm Friday 15th May 2015

David Carolan is to leave his role as Colchester United's sports scientist to link up with Birmingham City.

Sembie-Ferris agrees new U's deal

Essex County Standard:

3:40pm Friday 15th May 2015

Dion Sembie-Ferris has committed his future to Colchester United by signing a three-year deal with the club.

Okuonghae to leave U's

Essex County Standard: Return match - Magnus Okuonghae's Colchester are due to take on Sheffield United for the third time this season, having already played them in the league and the FA Cup. Picture: STEVE BRADING (CO86650-10)

3:08pm Friday 15th May 2015

Magnus Okuonghae will leave Colchester United after six years at the club.

Ibehre has no regrets over U's spell

Essex County Standard:

2:00pm Friday 15th May 2015

Jabo Ibehre insists he had a “fantastic time” at Colchester United - and says he does not regret anything about his spell there.

Humes hoping to strike early in hunt for new signings

Essex County Standard:

8:00am Saturday 16th May 2015

Colchester United manager Tony Humes intends to move quickly in his attempts to bolster his squad for next season.

Ibehre - I had no problem playing for the U's under Humes

Essex County Standard:

8:00am Friday 15th May 2015

Jabo Ibehre has denied ever saying that he did not want to play for Colchester United or boss Tony Humes.

U's target Brindley won't rush decision

Essex County Standard:

8:42am Thursday 14th May 2015

Colchester United target Richard Brindley says he intends to take his time before deciding on his next club.

Humes - we will be judged on the progress we make

Essex County Standard:

8:48am Wednesday 13th May 2015

Tony Humes admits his role as Colchester United manager will come under even greater scrutiny next season.

Humes: "We've had a reflective period with a lot of smiles on faces"

Essex County Standard:

8:45am Tuesday 12th May 2015

To say Colchester United experienced an emotional and exhausting conclusion to their season would be something of an understatement.

U's announce season-ticket prices

Essex County Standard: All stand - U's fans at the Weston Homes Community Stadium this season. Picture: LOUISE SMITH (CO82083-01)

10:17am Monday 11th May 2015

Colchester United are hoping the recent feel-good factor will tempt more supporters to the Weston Homes Community Stadium after announcing a small increase in season-ticket prices for the 2015-16 campaign.

Humes eager to keep U's squad together

Essex County Standard:

7:29am Monday 11th May 2015

Tony Humes says keeping his current Colchester United squad together is one of his top priorities this summer.

Eastman wins U's player of the year award for second successive year

Essex County Standard: Fighting fit - Tom Eastman has been given a fixed fitness programme to follow by Colchester United boss Joe Dunne.

7:57am Saturday 9th May 2015

Tom Eastman has scooped Colchester United's Player of the Year award for the second season running.

U's hoping to extend Fox stay

Essex County Standard:

8:00am Saturday 9th May 2015

Colchester United are hoping to persuade David Fox to stay at the club for next season.

U's hold talks with Brindley

Essex County Standard:

5:21pm Friday 8th May 2015

Colchester United have held discussions with Richard Brindley about signing the defender on a permanent basis.

U's boss Humes hoping to sign up to six experienced players this summer

Essex County Standard:

4:58pm Thursday 7th May 2015

Colchester United boss Tony Humes is aiming to sign as many as six experienced players on permanent deals this summer.

VIDEO: U's scoop LMA award

Essex County Standard:

4:38pm Thursday 7th May 2015

Colchester United have been presented with the LG Performance of the Week Award, following their memorable final-day win over Preston North End.

Consistency was the key for Eastman

Essex County Standard:

6:00am Friday 8th May 2015

COLCHESTER United hero Tom Eastman believes consistency has been the key to his success this season.

Walker - criticism spurred U's on to survival

Essex County Standard:

9:10am Thursday 7th May 2015

Sam Walker has revealed that Colchester United’s survival success was fuelled by a desire to prove their critics wrong.

Waddington - last-day drama will go down in U's folklore

Essex County Standard:

12:00pm Wednesday 6th May 2015

Colchester United general manager Tim Waddington believes the club’s dramatic victory over Preston North End to remain in League One will go down as a memorable moment in the club’s history.

Humes will target experienced players for U's

Essex County Standard:

8:30am Wednesday 6th May 2015

Tony Humes will make signing experienced players one of his top priorities this summer after keeping Colchester United in League One.

U's to feature on Saturday night TV from next season

Essex County Standard:

2:28pm Tuesday 5th May 2015

Colchester United are set to feature on Saturday night terrestrial television from next season.

Clohessy contract terminated by U's

Essex County Standard:

1:39pm Tuesday 5th May 2015

Sean Clohessy has left Colchester United after his contract was terminated.

Determined U's deserve credit for beating the odds

Essex County Standard:

12:00pm Tuesday 5th May 2015

Tony Humes and his Colchester United players deserve so much for credit for achieving what they have, in keeping the club in League One against all the odds.

Delight for boss Humes after U's Great Escape

Essex County Standard:

3:34pm Monday 4th May 2015

Colchester United general manager Tim Waddington said he was delighted for Tony Humes after the club stayed in League One.

U's players' togetherness key to survival - Fox

Essex County Standard:

7:47am Monday 4th May 2015

Colchester United skipper David Fox said their outstanding performance in beating Preston North End to stay up on the final day of the season was testament to their players’ desire and determination.

Humes hails his players after U's stay in League One

Essex County Standard:

4:22pm Sunday 3rd May 2015

Tony Humes was full of praise for his Colchester United players after they defied the odds to beat Preston North End 1-0 to stay in League One.

U's v Preston - live!

Essex County Standard:

11:27am Sunday 3rd May 2015

Stay here for updates from the U's crunch game with Preston North End this afternoon!

Humes - we have to believe we can do it

Essex County Standard:

7:00am Sunday 3rd May 2015

Colchester United boss Tony Humes insists his players should be confident that they can beat Preston North End on Sunday - and pull off the Great Escape.

Revitalised Khumalo wants to repay U's

Essex County Standard:

10:00am Saturday 2nd May 2015

Bongani Khumalo says he is grateful to Colchester United for giving him the chance to get his career back on track.

Humes backs U's players to rise to the occasion

Essex County Standard:

10:00am Friday 1st May 2015

Colchester United manager Tony Humes is backing his players to rise to the challenge in their showdown with Preston North End on Sunday lunchtime.

U's must go for it against Preston, insists former club stalwart Izzet

Essex County Standard:

8:00am Friday 1st May 2015

Former Colchester United stalwart Kem Izzet believes they need to go all out for victory against Preston North End on Sunday.

Murphy ready for the biggest game of his career

Essex County Standard:

12:38pm Thursday 30th April 2015

Jacob Murphy is gearing up for the biggest game of his career.

Colchester swimming ace Laura receives Great Britain call-up

Essex County Standard:

4:08pm Wednesday 29th April 2015

Things just keep getting better and better for swimming ace Laura Stephens.

Topley is star attraction as Colchester and East Essex make progress in national competition

Essex County Standard:

3:48pm Wednesday 29th April 2015

Reece Topley helped Colchester and East Essex progress in the ECB National Club Championship with an impressive win at Saffron Walden.

U's youngsters will be stronger for their experiences

Essex County Standard:

3:31pm Wednesday 29th April 2015

Tony Humes is sure Colchester United’s players will be better for their experiences this season - whatever happens this weekend.

Humes praises "outstanding" U's after Swindon draw

Essex County Standard:

10:49pm Tuesday 28th April 2015

Tony Humes said he was proud of his Colchester United players after they drew 1-1 with promotion-chasing Swindon Town tonight.

U's stay in relegation zone after Swindon draw

Essex County Standard:

9:49pm Tuesday 28th April 2015

Colchester United will go into the final day of the season a point adrift of safety after drawing 1-1 with Swindon Town tonight.

Colchester United v Swindon Town - live!

Essex County Standard: Game time - Tom Eastman is expected to play for Colchester United's under-21s in their friendly at Watford today. Picture: STEVE ARGENT (CO82078-008)

7:16pm Tuesday 28th April 2015

Stay here for updates of the U's crucial game with Swindon Town tonight!

Jon Waldron - my views on the U's

Essex County Standard:

1:00pm Tuesday 28th April 2015

Is this the biggest week in Colchester United’s recent history?

Humes hoping for a positive atmosphere ahead of vital Swindon clash

Essex County Standard:

10:26am Tuesday 28th April 2015

Tony Humes has issued a rallying cry for Colchester United supporters to get behind his players ahead of tonight’s pivotal home clash with Swindon Town.

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