Gilbey signs new contract with U's

Staying put - Alex Gilbey has signed a new contract with Colchester United until the summer of 2016.

Staying put - Alex Gilbey has signed a new contract with Colchester United until the summer of 2016.

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Colchester United have been boosted after talented young midfielder Alex Gilbey committed his future to the club.

Gilbey, 19, has penned a new contract which will keep him at the Weston Homes Community Stadium until the summer of 2016.

The Frinton teenager's current deal was due to expire at the end of this season and he had been talks with the club over signing a new deal for some time.

Now Gilbey, who enjoyed a successful loan spell with Newport County last season, has put pen to paper on a contract which will keep him at Colchester for a further two and a half years.

It is a big boost for U's boss Joe Dunne, who has handed Gilbey his chance with the club's first team.

The youngster has played 37 times for the U's senior side and has been a regular for them in League One this season.

Dunne said: "Alex is one of the youngsters who have made great strides over the past couple of years and we will see him get even better in the next couple of seasons."

For more on this story and all of the latest Colchester United news, see Friday's Daily Gazette.

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5:20pm Thu 16 Jan 14

crazy comments says...

Great news. Lets hope Sam signs up as well. If that was to happen then Joe has a fantastic base to work from. At least two or three players will be out of contract end of this season that wont be needed anymore. If we can then add a couple of quality players then I feel we will have a very successful team next for next season. .
Great news. Lets hope Sam signs up as well. If that was to happen then Joe has a fantastic base to work from. At least two or three players will be out of contract end of this season that wont be needed anymore. If we can then add a couple of quality players then I feel we will have a very successful team next for next season. . crazy comments
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6:34am Sat 18 Jan 14

Eddy D says...

100% agree crazy. Positive things haapening now. Lets hope that builds some momentum for a consistent and strong end to the season.
100% agree crazy. Positive things haapening now. Lets hope that builds some momentum for a consistent and strong end to the season. Eddy D
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