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  • "Only a young lad?he is 23 for christs sake.stop belittling the seems to be a trait with footballers they always talk of the, kid, the boy, the see it all the time and the worse ones are the pundits on the telly.grow up yourself joe.he is a man and should be treated as such."
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Thompson striving to earn new U's deal

Thompson striving to earn new U's deal

Thompson striving to earn new U's deal

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Josh Thompson has embarked on a punishing summer fitness programme in a bid to earn a new contract at Colchester United.

The U’s defender is on the comeback trail after injury forced him to spend almost the entire 2013-14 campaign on the sidelines.

Thompson, 23, managed just 25 minutes of competitive football last season, having undergone an ankle operation last October.

The former Celtic centre-back’s current U’s deal runs out this summer.

And he has been told he needs to prove his fitness if he wants to secure himself a fresh deal at the Weston Homes Community Stadium.

U’s boss Joe Dunne said: “Josh is only a young lad and I want to give him the best opportunity.

“He’s working on a very tough off-season programme and we want him to come back fit."

For more on this story and all of the latest Colchester United, including Joe Dunne's plans for pre-season, see Friday's Daily Gazette.

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