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U's sign midfielder Clifford
Colchester United have signed promising Chelsea youngster Billy Clifford on a month's loan.
The 20-year-old trained with his new team-mates this morning, after agreeing to join the U's.
U's boss Joe Dunne watched Clifford play for Chelsea under-21s last night and has signed the midfielder in time to include him in his squad for tomorrow's big match with fellow strugglers Scunthorpe United, at the Weston Homes Community Stadium.
Dunne said: "He's an exciting youngster with plenty of ability that we'll benefit from in the coming weeks.
"He's been in Chelsea's first-team squad on occasions already and I've been very impressed with what I've seen of him."
See Friday's Daily Gazette for a full preview of the U's game with Scunthorpe United, including interviews with Dunne, U's chairman Robbie Cowling and full-back Michael Rose.