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Samuel's surprise at U's switch
New recruit Dominic Samuel has admitted his switch to Colchester United took him by surprise.
But the U’s latest signing regards his move to the Weston Homes Community Stadium as a “golden opportunity” to impress.
Samuel, 18, has joined Colchester on a month’s loan from Premier League strugglers Reading.
The England under-19 international is in line to make his U’s debut when they travel to play Doncaster Rovers tomorrow.
Samuel said: “I was very surprised when the call came to join Colchester.
“But I’m excited at the same time and I’m looking forward to playing some football in a different team."
See Friday's Gazette for more on this story and all of the latest Colchester United news, including a full preview of their match at Doncaster Rovers.