GEORGE Moncur’s decision to join Colchester United on a permanent basis has been given a big thumbs up by dad John.

Moncur junior had been on loan from West Ham but has now signed a two-and-a-half year contract, keeping him at the U’s until 2017.

His decision has been met with approval by dad John - a former Hammers legend who made nearly 200 appearances for the Londoners.

“In terms of his football education, this is the right move for George,” said Moncur senior, who also played for Tottenham Hotspur.

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