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Gilbey sidelined by shin injury

Essex County Standard:

3:21pm Thursday 24th July 2014

Joe Dunne has revealed Alex Gilbey needed stitches after limping out of Colchester United's pre-season friendly against Ipswich Town last night.

U's boss Dunne is coy on possible Ambrose signing

Essex County Standard:

12:37pm Thursday 24th July 2014

Joe Dunne refused to be drawn on the possibility of Darren Ambrose staying for a longer spell following his surprise appearance for Colchester United against former club Ipswich Town last night.

Ambrose starts for U's in Ipswich friendly defeat

Essex County Standard: Doubtful: Darren Ambrose could miss Palace's Championship opener on Saturday

9:18pm Wednesday 23rd July 2014

Darren Ambrose was a surprise inclusion in Colchester United's starting line-up for their pre-season friendly defeat at the hands of Ipswich Town tonight.

U's new signings all set to start against Ipswich Town

Essex County Standard:

10:39am Wednesday 23rd July 2014

Colchester United’s quartet of summer signings are all expected to start their pre-season friendly against neighbours Ipswich Town tonight.

Kent scores for U's in friendly defeat

Essex County Standard:

4:51pm Tuesday 22nd July 2014

An inexperienced Colchester United side were beaten 2-1 at Essex neighbours Southend United in a behind-closed-doors friendly this afternoon.

U's to take on Southend in pre-season friendly

Essex County Standard:

8:27am Tuesday 22nd July 2014

Colchester United continue their preparations for the new season when they travel to play Southend United in a behind-closed-doors friendly at Roots Hall this afternoon.

U's restructure player recruitment team

Essex County Standard:

8:17am Tuesday 22nd July 2014

Colchester United have restructured the way they recruit new players.

Ipswich Town visit as Braintree Town honour one of their greats

Essex County Standard: Quinton positive over comeback from knee surgery

8:00am Tuesday 22nd July 2014

Braintree Town will honour one of their greatest ever servants tonight as the Iron continue their pre-season campaign with a game against Ipswich Town.

Free Colchester United team poster in today's Daily Gazette!

Essex County Standard:

10:00am Monday 21st July 2014

In today's Daily Gazette, don't miss your free full colour poster of Colchester United's 2014-15 squad, sporting their brand new kit.

Dunne hails summer signings at Colchester United Open Day

Essex County Standard: On the lookout - U's manager Joe Dunne wants any new signings he makes to have the character. Picture: WARREN PAGE

7:59pm Sunday 20th July 2014

Joe Dunne spoke highly of his new signings at Colchester United's Open Day this afternoon.

Lynn looking for further points accumulation after second spot at Hockenheim

Essex County Standard: Alex Lynn. Picture: Malcolm Griffiths GP3 Series Media

10:44pm Saturday 19th July 2014

Alex Lynn admitted that his Carlin team car wasn’t at its best as he had to settle for second place in the GP3 Series feature race at Hockenheim in Germany.

Kenny is spot on as Iron beat the Shrimpers

Essex County Standard: Kenny Davis says Braintree's recent results have helped lift them ahead of their gruelling run of Skrill Premier games. Picture: NEIL DADY

10:21pm Saturday 19th July 2014

Braintree Town won their latest pre-season friendly as League Two side Southend United were beaten 2-1 on a warm day at the Amlin Stadium.

In-form Sears scores four as Colchester thrash Leiston

Essex County Standard: Happy - Freddie Sears (left) celebrates his goal against Coventry City. Picture: SEANA HUGHES (CO90351-06)

8:47pm Saturday 19th July 2014

Freddie Sears scored four times as Colchester United kept up their free-scoring pre-season with an 8-1 win at Ryman Premier side Leiston.

Bronze Joy for CATs sprinter at Alexander Stadium

Essex County Standard:

11:00am Friday 18th July 2014

Colchester and Tendring Athletic Club sprinter Joy Ogunleye enhanced her flourishing reputation by winning bronze at the English Schools Track and Field Championships.

Colchester skipper Stephens praised ahead of another vital fixture

Essex County Standard:

10:00am Friday 18th July 2014

Colchester and East Essex chairman Andrew Kennedy has hailed skipper Ben Stephens’ leadership qualities this season.

Dunne wants to improve bond between U's players and fans

Essex County Standard:

9:00am Friday 18th July 2014

Joe Dunne wants his Colchester United players to create a stronger bond with their supporters this season.

U's hit the goal trail again in Sudbury win

Essex County Standard: Promise - Sammie Szmodics made a big impression after forcing his way into Joe Dunne's first team at Colchester United, last season.

9:44pm Thursday 17th July 2014

Colchester United chalked up another friendly win tonight when they ran out 4-1 winners over AFC Sudbury.

U's set to reveal new captain

Essex County Standard:

2:15pm Thursday 17th July 2014

Colchester United are about to unveil their new captain - with Alex Gilbey a prime candidate to lead them into battle this season.

Essex edge narrow win over Hampshire in thrilling game at Colchester

Essex County Standard:

3:45pm Wednesday 16th July 2014

Essex Cricket Club ran out narrow two-wicket winners over Hampshire in a thrilling LV County Championship division two game at Colchester this afternoon.

Smith scores twice for U's under-21s in friendly win

Essex County Standard: New arrival - striker Dominic Smith has signed a one-year professional deal with the U's after leaving Crewe. Picture: RICHARD BLAXALL

2:06pm Wednesday 16th July 2014

Dominic Smith scored twice as Colchester United's under-21s emulated the U's first team when they ran out 4-1 winners in their friendly at Brantham Athletic.

Dunne welcomes battle for places in U's attack

Essex County Standard:

1:42pm Wednesday 16th July 2014

Joe Dunne is happy to see the battle for a place in Colchester United's attack hot up.

Scoreline doesn't bother Alan but he admits there's work to be done

Essex County Standard: Braintree Town manager Alan Devonshire. Picture STEVE ARGENT

11:58pm Tuesday 15th July 2014

Braintree Town manager Alan Devonshire wasn’t bothered by the 6-1 scoreline as his team were beaten by a strong Norwich City side in their pre-season clash at the Amlin Stadium.

Canaries deliver masterclass as Iron get a good work-out

Essex County Standard: Sean Marks. Picture: NEIL DADY

9:39pm Tuesday 15th July 2014

Norwich City delivered a footballing masterclass as Braintree Town opened their pre-season games at the Amlin Stadium.

U's go goal crazy at Heybridge

Essex County Standard:

9:29pm Tuesday 15th July 2014

The goals flowed at Scraley Road tonight as Colchester United ran out 8-0 winners over Heybridge Swifts in their latest pre-season friendly.

Moncur set to feature for U's

Essex County Standard:

12:00pm Tuesday 15th July 2014

George Moncur is set to feature again for Colchester United tonight when they take on Heybridge Swifts at Scraley Road.

Bean set to miss Heybridge friendly

Essex County Standard: Tussle - Colchester United midfielder Marcus Bean battles with Coventry goalscorer Callum Wilson during the U's 2-1 victory. Picture: SEANA HUGHES (CO90351-26)

11:53am Tuesday 15th July 2014

Marcus Bean is set to miss Colchester United’s forthcoming friendlies after suffering a knee injury.

Thompson glad to be back after ending ten-month exile

Essex County Standard:

10:40am Monday 14th July 2014

Colchester United defender Josh Thompson says he is looking forward to enjoying his football again after finally ending his injury nightmare.

Iron hit the goal trail as pre-season friendlies begin in earnest

Essex County Standard:

10:14pm Saturday 12th July 2014

BRAINTREE TOWN hit the goal trail in their two pre-season friendlies on Saturday.

Holman on target as U's win opening friendly

Essex County Standard: Ready - Freddie Sears is raring to go

7:25pm Saturday 12th July 2014

New signing Dan Holman was on target as Colchester United won 4-1 at Brantham Athletic in their opening pre-season friendly.

Colchester keen on loan deal for West Ham youngster Moncur

Essex County Standard:

7:00am Friday 11th July 2014

Colchester United are in talks with West Ham United over a loan move for George Moncur.

Napier excited by Castle Park Blast

Essex County Standard:

3:00pm Friday 11th July 2014

GRAHAM Napier can’t wait to play in front of a sell-out Castle Park crowd as the big-hitting Colchester-born star returns to his home ground for its inaugural Twenty20 Blast match tomorrow.

Grayson wants nothing less than victory at Colchester Cricket Festival

Essex County Standard:

5:19pm Thursday 10th July 2014

Paul Grayson admits he will be happy if this year’s Colchester Cricket Festival finishes earlier than planned - if it means Essex secure a vital win.

Maldon and Tiptree's Berquez looks forward to welcoming former team

Essex County Standard:

3:22pm Thursday 10th July 2014

OLLIE Berquez is relishing the prospect of facing former club Chelmsford City.

Holman backed to shine at U's

Essex County Standard:

2:33pm Wednesday 9th July 2014

New signing Dan Holman can make an immediate impact at Colchester United.

Wilson leaves Ramblers for Swifts

Essex County Standard:

9:42am Wednesday 9th July 2014

KEITH Wilson is the new manager at Heybridge Swifts.

Dan's the man as Holman signs for U's

Essex County Standard: Dan Holman celebrates one of his two goals at Southport earlier this week. Picture: ALAN STUCKEY

4:30pm Tuesday 8th July 2014

Colchester United have signed striker Dan Holman from Braintree Town on a two-year deal.

Dunne happy to bide his time as U's squad takes shape

Essex County Standard:

10:17am Monday 7th July 2014

Colchester United manager Joe Dunne insists he does not feel under pressure to make any further new signings before the new season starts.

Witham Town in shock after death of chairman Tony Last

Essex County Standard: Witham Town chairman Tony Last

9:47am Friday 4th July 2014

Witham Town have been left in shock after their chairman Tony Last died suddenly last night.

U's no closer to signing Wynter

Essex County Standard: Hot prospect - Alex Wynter is wanted by U's boss Joe Dunne following his successful spell on loan from Crystal Palace. Picture: STEVE BRADING (CO90947-18)

11:50am Friday 4th July 2014

Colchester United's attempts to sign Alex Wynter have hit a snag after the youngster returned to Crystal Palace.

Lewington determined to be U's first-choice keeper

Essex County Standard: Picture: Action Images

9:00am Friday 4th July 2014

Chris Lewington has set his sights on becoming Colchester United’s new first-choice goalkeeper.

Striker Bryan is following Brown to Grays

Essex County Standard: Tough luck - Chris Bryan was unlucky to finish on the losing side for Halstead Town against Leiston.

7:00am Friday 4th July 2014

NEW Grays Athletic boss Jody Brown has raided former club Heybridge Swifts to sign prolific striker Chris Bryan.

Golden girl Laura switches focus to nationals

Essex County Standard: Enjoying relocation - Tough training for Laura Stephens in Plymouth

4:31pm Thursday 3rd July 2014

Laura Stephens has switched her focus to the forthcoming National Swimming Championships after claiming a double gold at the British Gas International Meet in Manchester.

Thompson earns new contract with the U's

Essex County Standard: Making his return - Josh Thompson

12:28pm Thursday 3rd July 2014

Josh Thompson has signed a one-year deal to stay at Colchester United.

Wright signs new one-year deal with U's

Essex County Standard: Well done - David Wright's performances have earned praise from Colchester United manager Joe Dunne.

9:29am Thursday 3rd July 2014

David Wright has signed a new one-year contract with Colchester United.

Dunne happy to make priority signings for U's

Essex County Standard: Mission accomplished - U's boss Joe Dunne believes his side have made progress in the 2013-14 season. Picture: WARREN PAGE

5:29pm Wednesday 2nd July 2014

Colchester United boss Joe Dunne says it was vital he strengthened the full-back and goalkeeper positions in his squad, following the departure of experienced players this summer.

Fight for places hots up at U's after triple signing

Essex County Standard:

11:09am Wednesday 2nd July 2014

Joe Dunne expects competition for places to hot up at Colchester United after making a triple swoop.

Colchester sign keeper Lewington

Essex County Standard: Picture: Action Images

5:01pm Tuesday 1st July 2014

Colchester United have completed the signing of goalkeeper Chris Lewington on a two-year deal.

Gordon keen to impress for U's

Essex County Standard:

4:18pm Tuesday 1st July 2014

Colchester United have completed their second signing of the day after snapping up left-back Ben Gordon from Ross County.

Clohessy jumped at the chance to sign for U's

Essex County Standard:

3:01pm Tuesday 1st July 2014

Colchester United manager Joe Dunne has bolstered his squad after completing the signing of former Southend United right-back Sean Clohessy.

U's expected to unveil new signings

Essex County Standard: Facing the media - Joe Dunne gives his post-match interview following Colchester United's 2-0 defeat at Meadow Lane.

11:34am Tuesday 1st July 2014

Colchester United are hoping to announce the arrival of at least two new signings today.







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