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Olufemi set for long injury lay-off

Essex County Standard: Fine start - Tosin Olufemi impressed on his full debut for Colchester United against Carlisle United. PIcture: LOUISE SMITH (CO82083-07)

5:11pm Friday 1st August 2014

Colchester United defender Tosin Olufemi has been ruled out for at least six months after rupturing his Achilles tendon.

Colchester Get Set To Face Zimbabwean Mawoyo

Essex County Standard: Pleased - Ben Stephens has been encouraged by the start his side have made to life in Shepherd Neame Essex League division one, following last season's relegation. Picture: STEVE ARGENT

11:00am Friday 1st August 2014

COLCHESTER and East Essex are set to come up against a former international Test player at Castle Park tomorrow.

Dunne: everyone has to play their part

Essex County Standard: Assessing the conditions - Colchester United manager Joe Dunne says he thinking of making changes in order for his team to cope with the soggy Community Stadium pitch against Shrewsbury Town.

9:00am Friday 1st August 2014

JOE Dunne has told his Colchester United squad they must be team players this season - or risk being shown the door.

U's boss Dunne is cool on Ambrose rumours

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

4:39pm Thursday 31st July 2014

Joe Dunne has denied that Colchester United are close to signing Darren Ambrose on a permanent basis.

Colchester's Fisher wins bronze medal at Commonwealth Games

Essex County Standard: bowls - cxz

11:30am Thursday 31st July 2014

Colchester's David Fisher has won a bronze medal at the Commonwealth Games in Glasgow.

Bean returns from injury in U's friendly defeat

Essex County Standard: Ready for action - Marcus Bean is keen to get back on the pitch and help Colchester United continue their good form in League One. Picture: STEVE BRADING (CO86650-05)

8:17am Thursday 31st July 2014

Marcus Bean returned from injury as Colchester United were beaten 2-0 by Bishop's Stortford in their latest pre-season friendly.

Gilbey set to feature for U's against Bishop's Stortford

Essex County Standard: Staying put - Alex Gilbey has extended his stay with Colchester United.

11:24am Wednesday 30th July 2014

Alex Gilbey is expected to return to action for Colchester United in their pre-season friendly at Bishop's Stortford tonight.

Newson nets twice as Regent claim victory at the Bowl

Essex County Standard:

10:38pm Tuesday 29th July 2014

BEN Newson netted twice as BRIGHTLINGSEA REGENT ran out 4-2 winners in their pre-season friendly at FC CLACTON.

Dunne has few complaints after U's draw with Hatters

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

10:14pm Tuesday 29th July 2014

Colchester United manager Joe Dunne said he had little to complain about after watching his side play out a 2-2 draw with Luton Town in their latest pre-season friendly.

Guttridge denies U's victory in friendly at Luton

Essex County Standard: On the mend - Jabo Ibehre is said to be on the recovery trail after missing the U's last three games because of injury. Picture: STEVE BRADING (CO87590-40)

9:45pm Tuesday 29th July 2014

Colchester United drew 2-2 with Luton Town in their latest pre-season friendly at Kenilworth Road tonight.

Fisher helps England claim second pool win at Commonwealth Games

Essex County Standard: bowls - cxz

12:36pm Tuesday 29th July 2014

Colchester bowls player David Fisher will be aiming to keep his medal hopes on track this afternoon when he competes in the semi-finals at the Commonwealth Games.

Dunne wants defensive improvement ahead of new season

Essex County Standard: Colchester United FC vs Oldham Athletic FC

11:08am Tuesday 29th July 2014

Joe Dunne admits Colchester United need to polish up on their defending before the new League One season starts.

Fisher helps England get off to winning start at Commonwealth Games

Essex County Standard: bowls - cxz

12:35pm Monday 28th July 2014

David Fisher got his Commonwealth Games medal bid off to a perfect start with a 14-10 victory in his opening lawn bowls match in Glasgow.

Practice makes perfect for Vose

Essex County Standard:

11:56am Monday 28th July 2014

Dominic Vose revealed some extra shooting practice proved the catalyst for his two spectacular strikes for Colchester United at Dagenham and Redbridge.

Vose scores twice as U's beat Daggers

Essex County Standard: County chance - Dominic Vose will feature for Colchester United in their essex Senior Cup tie against Billericay Town tonight (kick-off 7.45pm). Picture: RICHARD BLAXALL

4:37pm Saturday 26th July 2014

Dominic Vose scored twice as Colchester United won 4-3 at Dagenham and Redbridge in their latest pre-season friendly.

Duo return from injury as U's draw their friendly with Dover

Essex County Standard: Bright young thing - Sammie Szmodics is one of a number of young players to feature in Colchester United's first team this season. Picture: RICHARD BLAXALL

10:52pm Friday 25th July 2014

Sanchez Watt and Jabo Ibehre both returned from injury as Colchester United played out a 2-2 draw with Conference Premier side Dover Athletic in their latest pre-season friendly.

Dunne wants to test psychology of U's squad

Essex County Standard: Up for the battle - Colchester United boss Joe Dunne knows how important his side's crunch game against Tranmere Rovers is tomorrow. Picture: WARREN PAGE

1:49pm Friday 25th July 2014

Colchester United will take the unusual step of staying overnight for a friendly match when they play Dover Athletic this evening.

Big weekend in store for Colchester and East Essex

Essex County Standard:

11:00am Friday 25th July 2014

Colchester and East Essex Cricket Club are gearing up for one of the most important weekends of their season.

Ambrose open to U's deal

Essex County Standard:

8:00am Friday 25th July 2014

Darren Ambrose says he would consider a move to Colchester United if an offer came his way.

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.

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