Gilbey sidelined by shin injury


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


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

Gazette: 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


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


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


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


8:17am Tuesday 22nd July 2014

Colchester United have restructured the way they recruit new players.

Free Colchester United team poster in today's Daily Gazette!


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

Gazette: 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.

In-form Sears scores four as Colchester thrash Leiston

Gazette: 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.

Dunne wants to improve bond between U's players and fans


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

Gazette: 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


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.

Smith scores twice for U's under-21s in friendly win

Gazette: 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


1:42pm Wednesday 16th July 2014

Joe Dunne is happy to see the battle for a place in Colchester United's attack hot up.

U's go goal crazy at Heybridge


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


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

Gazette: 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


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.

Holman on target as U's win opening friendly

Gazette: 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


7:00am Friday 11th July 2014

Colchester United are in talks with West Ham United over a loan move for George Moncur.

Holman backed to shine at U's


2:33pm Wednesday 9th July 2014

New signing Dan Holman can make an immediate impact at Colchester United.

Dan's the man as Holman signs for U's

Gazette: Dan Holman celebrates one of his two goals at Southport earlier this week. Picture: ALAN STUCKEY

4:30pm Tuesday 8th July 2014

Colchester United have signed striker Dan Holman from Braintree Town on a two-year deal.

Dunne happy to bide his time as U's squad takes shape


10:17am Monday 7th July 2014

Colchester United manager Joe Dunne insists he does not feel under pressure to make any further new signings before the new season starts.

U's no closer to signing Wynter

Gazette: Hot prospect - Alex Wynter is wanted by U's boss Joe Dunne following his successful spell on loan from Crystal Palace. Picture: STEVE BRADING (CO90947-18)

11:50am Friday 4th July 2014

Colchester United's attempts to sign Alex Wynter have hit a snag after the youngster returned to Crystal Palace.

Lewington determined to be U's first-choice keeper

Gazette: Picture: Action Images

9:00am Friday 4th July 2014

Chris Lewington has set his sights on becoming Colchester United’s new first-choice goalkeeper.

Thompson earns new contract with the U's

Gazette: Making his return - Josh Thompson

12:28pm Thursday 3rd July 2014

Josh Thompson has signed a one-year deal to stay at Colchester United.

Wright signs new one-year deal with U's

Gazette: Well done - David Wright's performances have earned praise from Colchester United manager Joe Dunne.

9:29am Thursday 3rd July 2014

David Wright has signed a new one-year contract with Colchester United.

Dunne happy to make priority signings for U's

Gazette: Mission accomplished - U's boss Joe Dunne believes his side have made progress in the 2013-14 season. Picture: WARREN PAGE

5:29pm Wednesday 2nd July 2014

Colchester United boss Joe Dunne says it was vital he strengthened the full-back and goalkeeper positions in his squad, following the departure of experienced players this summer.

Fight for places hots up at U's after triple signing


11:09am Wednesday 2nd July 2014

Joe Dunne expects competition for places to hot up at Colchester United after making a triple swoop.

Colchester sign keeper Lewington

Gazette: Picture: Action Images

5:01pm Tuesday 1st July 2014

Colchester United have completed the signing of goalkeeper Chris Lewington on a two-year deal.

Gordon keen to impress for U's


4:18pm Tuesday 1st July 2014

Colchester United have completed their second signing of the day after snapping up left-back Ben Gordon from Ross County.

Clohessy jumped at the chance to sign for U's


3:01pm Tuesday 1st July 2014

Colchester United manager Joe Dunne has bolstered his squad after completing the signing of former Southend United right-back Sean Clohessy.

U's expected to unveil new signings

Gazette: Facing the media - Joe Dunne gives his post-match interview following Colchester United's 2-0 defeat at Meadow Lane.

11:34am Tuesday 1st July 2014

Colchester United are hoping to announce the arrival of at least two new signings today.

U's keeper Walker tipped to get even better

Gazette: Humbled - Sam Walker has been overwhelmed by the number of goodwill messages he has received from U's fans following his permanent move to Colchester United. Picture: STEVE ARGENT (CO83735-09)

1:01pm Monday 30th June 2014

Sam Walker has the potential to get even better this season, according to Ademola Bankole.

U's boss Dunne is focused on the future

Gazette: Switch - U's boss Joe Dunne has criticsed the decision to move Colchester United's game at Swindon Town to tomorrow night. Picture: STEVE BRADING

9:00am Friday 27th June 2014

Joe Dunne says he is not dwelling on player departures from Colchester United - because he knows that quality replacements are imminent.

U's have plenty of choice in hunt for new goalkeeper

Gazette: Mission accomplished - U's boss Joe Dunne believes his side have made progress in the 2013-14 season. Picture: WARREN PAGE

7:55am Thursday 26th June 2014

Joe Dunne says he has already been inundated with requests from goalkeepers wanting to sign for Colchester United.

U's in hunt for new goalkeeper

Gazette: Talent - Sam Walker. Picture: Warren Page

8:44am Tuesday 24th June 2014

Colchester United will now step up their search for a new goalkeeper, following Mark Cousins’ departure.

Cousins leaves Colchester for Dagenham

Gazette: Up for the cup - U's goalkeeper Mark Cousins is hoping that Colchester play his home town club Chelmsford City in the FA Cup.

1:12pm Monday 23rd June 2014

Mark Cousins has ended his long association with Colchester United to join Dagenham and Redbridge on a free transfer.

Cousins linked with Dagenham switch

Gazette: In the firing line - U's keeper Mark Cousins will have to be at his best tonight against Spurs, especially if Gareth Bale is on the pitch. (CO71067-109)

9:01am Monday 23rd June 2014

Colchester United could be set to lose goalkeeper Mark Cousins, according to reports.

U's players report back for pre-season duty

Gazette: Committed - Sanchez Watt wants to keep his place in the U's side. Picture: LOUISE SMITH (CO82083-06)

8:38am Monday 23rd June 2014

Colchester United's players report back for duty today after their summer break.

U's given deadline to update indoor facilities

Gazette: Disappointment - U's charman Robbie Cowling is plotting the club's next move following their failure to secure Category Two status.

12:00pm Friday 20th June 2014

Colchester United have been given until the end of the calendar year to upgrade their indoor facilities in order to meet Category Two guidelines.

Character is key for Dunne as U's hunt for new signings continues

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

3:23pm Thursday 19th June 2014

Colchester United manager Joe Dunne admits it is imperative he signs players with the right character this summer.

U's to host Oldham on opening day of new season

Gazette: Disappointed - U's defender Brian Wilson admits they have drawn too many games recently. Picture: STEVE ARGENT (CO54777-10)

8:56am Wednesday 18th June 2014

Former Colchester United skipper Brian Wilson will make an immediate return to the Weston Homes Community Stadium after the League One fixture list was released for the 2014-15 season.

Layer Road reign was all too brief for former Glasgow Rangers boss Jock

Gazette: Loved like a father - Jock Wallace defied the odds to help Colchester United stay in the Football League.

12:53pm Tuesday 17th June 2014

The Colchester United players loved him like a father.

U's to face Charlton in Capital One Cup

Gazette: Spirited - Colchester United assistant manager Mark Kinsella is looking forward to the U's pitting their wits against the likes of Wolves and Sheffield United next season. Picture: STEVE BRADING

9:43am Tuesday 17th June 2014

Colchester United will travel to play Championship side Charlton Athletic in the first round of this season's Capital One Cup.

U's face race against time to made the grade for Category Two

Gazette: Delighted - U's chairman Robbie Cowling says manager Joe Dunne is the hardest-working manager he has ever worked with. Picture: STEVE ARGENT (CO47693-42)

8:07am Monday 16th June 2014

Colchester United’s academy has been recommended for Category Two status for this season.

U's academy set for crucial verdict

Gazette: Future prospect - Colchester United are hoping to produce more talented youngsters to emulate Macauley Bonne and progress to their first team. Picture: RICHARD BLAXALL

10:00am Friday 13th June 2014

It's judgement day for Colchester United’s academy.

Kinsella's World Cup to remember

Gazette: Video: Colchester United's assistant manager Mark Kinsella reflects on defeat against Nots County

4:34pm Thursday 12th June 2014

When most people think of the Republic of Ireland and the 2002 World Cup in Japan and South Korea, the public spat between Roy Keane and Mick McCarthy commonly springs to mind.

U's youngster Sammie hoping summer graft pays off

Gazette: Promise - Sammie Szmodics made a big impression after forcing his way into Joe Dunne's first team at Colchester United, last season.

11:12am Wednesday 11th June 2014

Sammie Szmodics says he is willing to put himself through the pain barrier this summer in a bid to catch the eye in pre-season.

U's news from around the web

Colchester bag four in friendly (link)

Sky Sports 11:34am Fri 18 Jul 14

Colchester's pre-season goal-fest continued as they beat AFC Sudbury 4-1 on Thursday night.

Moncur trains with Colchester (link)

Sky Sports 12:58pm Fri 11 Jul 14

West Ham United midfielder George Moncur is training with Colchester United ahead of a proposed loan deal.

Football League live games (link)

Sky Sports 1:36pm Thu 10 Jul 14

Sky Sports has confirmed even more live Sky Bet Football League matches for the opening months of the new season,…

Colchester sign Holman from Braintree (link)

BBC Sport 4:58pm Tue 8 Jul 14

Colchester United sign striker Dan Holman from Conference Premier side Braintree Town on a two-year contract.

Thompson & Wright to stay on at U's (link)

BBC Sport 3:24pm Thu 3 Jul 14

Colchester United's Josh Thompson and David Wright will remain at the League One side after signing new one-year deals.

Clohessy among triple swoop for U's (link)

BBC Sport 5:09pm Tue 1 Jul 14

Colchester United sign keeper Chris Lewington and defenders Sean Clohessy and Ben Gordon on free transfers.

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