Colchester United are running the rule over Ipswich Town youngster Amir Berkane.

The Colchester-born teenager has been training with the U’s under-18 squad, over recent weeks.

Berkane, a midfielder with an eye for goal, has been with Town’s academy for eight years.

But the 18-year-old has been told he will not be offered a professional contract by the Championship club, ahead of his two-year scholarship ending.

For the full story, see Tuesday's Daily Gazette.