Colchester United have signed teenager Kieron Bailey on a development contract.

The 18-year-old midfielder has penned a development contract with the U's, following his release by West Ham United.

Bailey spent the final few weeks of last season at the Weston Homes Community Stadium, as part of John McGreal's under-21 side.

And he did enough to convince the U's to offer him a permanent deal to stay at the club.

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