COLCHESTER United youngster Frankie Terry has been praised after the teenage defender sealed a loan move back to Wayne Brown's Maldon and Tiptree.

The 17-year-old centre-back has just embarked on a second loan spell with the Jammers, having initially been recalled by the U's last month.

Terry has featured in Colchester's first-team squad this season and was on the bench for their U's Papa John's Trophy game at Sutton United, last week.

He has also played his part in helping the U's under-18 side embark on an impressive FA Youth Cup run and featured in their impressive 3-0 triumph over Arsenal in the competition, last month.

The young defender, who featured for the Jammers in their Pitching In Isthmian League division north defeat at AFC Sudbury last weekend, is following in the footsteps of his famous football family members.

He is the son of former Yeovil Town and Leyton Orient midfielder Paul Terry and also has two famous football uncles - former Chelsea and England defender John Terry and ex-Liverpool and England full-back, Paul Konchesky.


Colchester head coach Hayden Mullins said: "Frankie has done really well and he's a player we like.

"He's done well in the 23s and done well in the 18s.

"He's still a while away, so he needs a lot of time and he needs to learn a lot more.

"But Frankie is the next one in that kind of area and he's been doing really well."

Terry first featured with the U's first-team squad last season in their game at Cheltenham Town, last April.

He followed in the footsteps of the likes of Gene Kennedy, Samson Tovide, Donell Thomas and Harvey Sayer in spending time with the club's senior team, in the 2021-22 campaign.

Frankie's father Paul Terry, who made more than 150 appearances for Yeovil Town during his playing career and also played for the likes of Leyton Orient and Dagenham and Redbridge.

Paul is the older brother of former Chelsea and England defender John Terry.

Frankie Terry is the son of Paul Terry and Sarah Konchesky, sister of ex-West Ham United defender Paul Konchesky.