NOAH Chilvers is set for more talks with Danny Cowley this weekend about his Colchester United future.

And the U's head coach has reiterated his desire for the midfielder to stay at the club and help them achieve success in League Two, in the 2024-25 campaign.

Chilvers, 23, is out of contract at Colchester this summer and is yet to sign the fresh deal offered to him, at the end of the 2023-24 season.

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The former U’s academy player is under the age of 24, so Colchester would require compensation for him, should he decide to move on.

Cowley said: "I love Noah - he had a frustrating season, last year for his really high standards.

"Since Nicky and I came in, he's been a key player.

"We like him playing off the left - that's somewhere where we really like to see him operate.

"We're in a position where Noah is out of contract but because he's under 24, there's still compensation.


"We're talking all the time.

"We had probably an hour's conversation, on Monday and we're going to meet up again, this weekend.

"We're just trying to find the best solution, for all involved.

"Some situations are really straight forward, some are a little more complex.

"I think Noah knows there's a lot of love for him here - he's a really talented boy.

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"He's been here four years and he's played in four teams that have struggled, I think it's fair to say.

"My feeling is that there's some unfinished business and we'd like him to play in a Colchester United team that is really successful."

Chilvers came through the Colchester academy, having joined them at the age of eight.

He has gone on to make nearly 200 appearances for the U's since making his senior debut for them, back in 2019.

Chilvers, who was vice-captain for Colchester last season, made 51 league and cup appearances for the U's last season, scoring four times.

He netted for the U's in their 1-1 draw with Crewe Alexandra, on the final day of the League Two campaign.