Drey Wright handed Colchester United a boost after making his first senior appearance for nearly seven months following his return from knee surgery.

The U's winger played the final 22 minutes of their 2-0 defeat at promotion-chasing Peterborough United at London Road, on Wednesday night.

Wright's last appearance came in Colchester's 2-2 draw at Bradford City, last September after the 19-year-old underwent an operation on his knee.

U's boss Joe Dunne said: “I’m pleased Drey has got some minutes.

“It’s been a real battle for him this season and he’s still nowhere near where he needs to be.

“But the fact that we’ve got him some games is a positive."

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