KANE Vincent-Young insists he is happy to still be at Colchester United – despite speculation linking him with a move away from the club.

The highly-rated 23-year-old, who is under contract at the JobServe Community Stadium until next summer, looked all set for a U’s exit prior to last week’s transfer deadline for Premier League and Championship clubs but a move did not materialise.

Reports now suggest that Ipswich Town are weighing up a move for Vincent-Young, with the window for League One and League Two clubs slamming shut on September 2.

But while the talented right-back admits he would like to test himself at a higher level one day, he says he is focused on helping the U’s.

Vincent-Young said: “It was tight (prior to deadline) but these things are out of your control.

“It goes on above you and if you go, you go and if you stay, you stay.

“I love my team-mates and I enjoy playing for this team.

“Everybody wants to test themselves and if there’s an opportunity to go to the Championship, I don’t think anyone would say no.

“But these things happen and I’m happy to be here.

“It was a bit of a stressful period these last couple of weeks but it’s nice for it all to settle down and I just want to help the team.

“It’s out of your control so you have to put it out of your mind, focus on your football and doing the things that got them to talk.”

Having played the whole of last season at left-back, Vincent-Young has started each of Colchester’s opening two League Two matches at right-back.

The former Spurs youngster says he is content with his current form – but insists he still has more to offer.

“I’m happy with the way it’s going but I think I have more to come,” said Vincent-Young.

“It’s only game two and you don’t want to peak too early.

“I’m sure I can show more but at the same time, I’m pleased with the way I’m playing right now.”

Vincent-Young admits Colchester’s 1-0 defeat at Plymouth Argyle was a ‘bitter pill to swallow’.

The U’s had their fair share of the game but were ultimately beaten by Antoni Sarcevic’s strike, just before the hour mark.

Vincent-Young added: “There are a lot of positives to take from the performance.

“It wasn’t a poor performance; I thought we played well but it came down to the minor details.

“It’s very disappointing we didn’t get something from the game.

“Plymouth are considered the league favourites and I think we more than matched them.

“The minimum we should be coming away with is a draw and it’s a bitter pill to swallow.

“We had enough chances and we got into some really good positions.

“We put them under more pressure than they did us and they scored when we were in arguably one of our strongest spells, so it was a tough one to take.

“Both teams tried to play the right way.

“We could have scored – we should have scored – and had one of those chances gone in we could be talking about a very different game.”