Dunne has few complaints after U's draw with Hatters

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

10:14pm Tuesday 29th July 2014

Colchester United manager Joe Dunne said he had little to complain about after watching his side play out a 2-2 draw with Luton Town in their latest pre-season friendly.

Guttridge denies U's victory in friendly at Luton

Gazette: On the mend - Jabo Ibehre is said to be on the recovery trail after missing the U's last three games because of injury. Picture: STEVE BRADING (CO87590-40)

9:45pm Tuesday 29th July 2014

Colchester United drew 2-2 with Luton Town in their latest pre-season friendly at Kenilworth Road tonight.

Dunne wants defensive improvement ahead of new season

Gazette: Colchester United FC vs Oldham Athletic FC

11:08am Tuesday 29th July 2014

Joe Dunne admits Colchester United need to polish up on their defending before the new League One season starts.

Practice makes perfect for Vose

Gazette:

11:56am Monday 28th July 2014

Dominic Vose revealed some extra shooting practice proved the catalyst for his two spectacular strikes for Colchester United at Dagenham and Redbridge.

Vose scores twice as U's beat Daggers

Gazette: County chance - Dominic Vose will feature for Colchester United in their essex Senior Cup tie against Billericay Town tonight (kick-off 7.45pm). Picture: RICHARD BLAXALL

4:37pm Saturday 26th July 2014

Dominic Vose scored twice as Colchester United won 4-3 at Dagenham and Redbridge in their latest pre-season friendly.

Duo return from injury as U's draw their friendly with Dover

Gazette: Bright young thing - Sammie Szmodics is one of a number of young players to feature in Colchester United's first team this season. Picture: RICHARD BLAXALL

10:52pm Friday 25th July 2014

Sanchez Watt and Jabo Ibehre both returned from injury as Colchester United played out a 2-2 draw with Conference Premier side Dover Athletic in their latest pre-season friendly.

Dunne wants to test psychology of U's squad

Gazette: Up for the battle - Colchester United boss Joe Dunne knows how important his side's crunch game against Tranmere Rovers is tomorrow. Picture: WARREN PAGE

1:49pm Friday 25th July 2014

Colchester United will take the unusual step of staying overnight for a friendly match when they play Dover Athletic this evening.

Ambrose open to U's deal

Gazette:

8:00am Friday 25th July 2014

Darren Ambrose says he would consider a move to Colchester United if an offer came his way.

Gilbey sidelined by shin injury

Gazette:

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

Gazette:

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

Gazette:

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

Gazette:

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

Gazette:

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

Gazette:

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!

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

Gazette:

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

Gazette:

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

Gazette:

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

Gazette:

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

Gazette:

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

Gazette:

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

Gazette:

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

Gazette:

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

Gazette:

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

Gazette:

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

Gazette:

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

Gazette:

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.


U's news from around the web

Colchester down Daggers (link)

Sky Sports 9:40pm Sat 26 Jul 14

Colchester maintained their free-scoring pre-season form by hitting back from two goals down to win 4-3 at Dagenham &…

Wall of Colour (link)

Sky Sports 10:29am Thu 24 Jul 14

Sky Sports is calling on all Football League fans to show their true colours for their club's opening home match of…

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.

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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