COLCHESTER United will find out who they will face and when next week, when the EFL fixtures for the 2020-21 season are unveiled. U's fans will be eager to know who their side will be up against on the opening day of the League Two season, as Hayden Mullins embarks on his first full season as the club's permanent head coach alongside newly-appointed assistant manager, Alex Dyer.
Former Ipswich Town skipper Luke Chambers insists he’s still got plenty to offer after signing a two-year deal with Colchester United. The 35-year-old moves down the A12 to the Jobserve Community Stadium, linking up once again with friend and team-mate Cole Skuse at a League Two club looking for vast improvement on last season’s disappointing 20th-place finish.
NEW Colchester United assistant manager Alex Dyer will have a foot in both camps when England lock swords with Scotland at Wembley, tomorrow night. Dyer, who was announced as Hayden Mullins’ new number two at the U’s on Tuesday, spent more than a year as Scotland’s assistant coach between 2019 and 2020 working closely alongside boss Steve Clarke, with whom he also assisted at Kilmarnock.
Colchester United release ticket details for new season COLCHESTER United chairman Robbie Cowling insists their ticketing system is a 'safe and viable solution' for their fans to watch their team, this season. U's supporters can start buying their CUFC Match Permits at the start of next month for the club's forthcoming matches in the 2021-22 League Two campaign, at the JobServe Community Stadium.
Freddie Sears believes it will be easy to settle back into life at Colchester United due to the growing Ipswich Town contingent at the League Two club. Sears became the latest former blue to sign on the dotted line at Colchester, agreeing a two-year deal on Tuesday to seal a return to a club he left for Portman Road in January of 2015.
COLCHESTER United have snapped up Freddie Sears for a second time, after a six-year absence. Sears has returned to the U's from Ipswich Town, having left the JobServe Community Stadium in 2015. The 31-year-old striker is not the only player over recent times to have made a permanent switch back to Colchester, having earlier departed for pastures new.
FREDDIE Sears says it is a special feeling to be back at Colchester United after sealing his return to the club. The 31-year-old, who made more than 100 appearances for the U’s between 2012 and 2015, has returned to the JobServe Community Stadium on a two-year deal following his release by Ipswich Town.
Former Kilmarnock boss Alex Dyer makes football return as he lands Colchester United assistant manager role
The 55-year-old has been out of football since losing his job at Rugby Park in January. Alex Dyer is back in football after being appointed assistant manager at Colchester United today. The former Kilmarnock boss makes his return to the game in Essex following his departure from Rugby Park in January.
COLCHESTER United have appointed Alex Dyer as their new assistant manager. The well-respected former Kilmarnock boss will work as Hayden Mullins' number two, at the JobServe Community Stadium. The 55-year-old has vast coaching experience, at a number of different clubs. Dyer was a coach at West Ham United while Mullins was at the London club as a player, with the pair working together for nearly five years at Upton Park.
FREDDIE Sears is back at Colchester United. The experienced striker, who enjoyed a productive three-year spell with the U's between 2012 and 2015, has returned to the club on a two-year deal following his release by Ipswich Town. Sears, who scored 36 times in 109 league and cup appearances for Colchester in his first spell at the club, has returned to the JobServe Community Stadium to play under new boss and his former Hammers team-mate, Hayden Mullins.
Gillingham boss Steve Evans has revealed the club narrowly missed out on signing 35-year-old central defender Luke Chambers earlier this summer, in an interview with Kent Online. Chambers, who spent nine seasons at Ipswich and was ever-present in the Tractor Boys’ defence with nearly 400 club appearances to his name, was released last month and opted to join Colchester United last week on a two-year deal.
COLCHESTER United have been linked with their fair share of players since the end of last season, on May 8. The U's have already brought in a trio of signings, with Cole Skuse, Luke Chambers and Luke Hannant all arriving at the JobServe Community Stadium.
FRANK Nouble is in dialogue with Colchester United about a return to the club, this summer. And the popular forward is hoping to get his immediate future resolved ideally within the next seven days. Nouble, who spent the second half of last season on loan at Colchester and played his part in helping them stay in League Two, is looking for a club after leaving Plymouth Argyle.
FORMER Colchester United striker Femi Akinwande has signed for Braintree Town. The 25-year-old, who made three league appearances for the U's in 2016, has returned to Cressing Road after spending last season with League Two side Stevenage under former Iron scoring legend Alex Revell. Akinwande, who arrived at the U's from Maldon and Tiptree in July 2015 and spent two years at the JobServe Community Stadium, has joined the National League South side after his contract at the Hertfordshire club ended, last month.
MITCHELL Cowling has followed in his father Robbie's footsteps after becoming the new chairman of SSE Airtricity League premier club Waterford FC. The son of the Colchester United chairman is a long-time friend of Richard Forrest, who has taken over from Lee Power as the Irish club's new owner.
AHEAD of England’s Euro 2020 opener against Croatia this afternoon, the Gazette picks out five former U’s players who have been involved for their countries in major tournaments. KAMARA made six league and cup appearances for Colchester United in the 2016-17 season, on loan from Arsenal.
HAYDEN Mullins will have 'complete and final say' on team selection and formation as he embarks on his first season as Colchester United’s new permanent boss. That is the view of U’s performance director Jon De Souza, who has reiterated chairman Robbie Cowling’s stance that there is no interference in the head coach's decision making.
LUKE Chambers has revealed his former Ipswich Town team-mates Dean Gerken and Tommy Smith played their part in him joining Colchester United. The 35-year-old, who has joined the U’s on a two-year deal, played alongside defensive partner Smith for five and a half years at Portman Road.
HAYDEN Mullins says Colchester United are still hoping to bring in 'a number of players' ahead of the new season. The U's made a double signing on Thursday with the capture of Luke Chambers and Luke Hannant from Ipswich Town and Cambridge United respectively. They joined Cole Skuse in joining Colchester this summer, following the midfielder's switch from Ipswich last month.
COLCHESTER United new boy Luke Hannant wants to help the club achieve ‘something special’, this season. The 27-year-old has signed a two-year deal with the U’s from Cambridge United, whom he helped secure promotion to League One, in the last campaign. Hannant, who can play on either wing or in a central role, played 48 times for Cambridge in their successful season.