JAYDEN Fevrier is proving a scary prospect for League Two defences this season.

That’s the view of Colchester United interim boss Matty Etherington, who believes the young winger has a ‘really bright’ future ahead of him.

Fevrier has been one of the U’s star performers this season and has completed the most successful dribbles in the 2023-24 League Two campaign so far, according to the playmakerstats website.

The talented 20-year-old has played more minutes than any other Colchester player so far, this season and Etherington, who enjoyed an impressive Premier League career as a winger himself, says Fevrier is having a big impact.

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Etherington said: “He’s a brilliant talent.

“He’s only just broken into the first team but with the output that he’s giving the football club at this level, he’s got a really bright future ahead of him; he’s been really impressive.

“He’s actually scaring defences and when you look at the opposition, when they’re setting up they’re trying to double up on him now.


“They’re really wary of him now and he’s just got to continue to develop the way he is and he’ll be fine.

“Jayden recently came to me and asked me for my thoughts as a winger, what I tried to do, etc, which was really good.

“He asked me some really good questions and I’ll try to give him all of the feedback that I can, while I’m doing this.

“I think most wingers at a good level can get past their man, can go both ways but if you’ve got that end product, then you can have a really good career in the game.

“I think on the whole, Jayden’s end product has been decent.

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“It can be better, of course it can, there’s lots of areas that can be better but he’s having a real impact at the minute in League Two.”

Fevrier has been deployed as both a winger and wing-back for Colchester so far, this season.

The former West Ham United youngster has also played on both flanks for the U’s and Etherington says it is important they get the best out of the winger.

“I’m really conscious of the fact that Jayden’s preferred position on the pitch is out there on the right side and that’s where he’s most effective,” added Etherington.


“If you look at all of the stats around that as well, he’s definitely more effective on that side.

“Jayden is definitely one of our most creative players, in the attacking third so we need to make sure that we’re utilising him to the best of his abilities.”

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