FORMER Colchester United defender Danny Collinge is training with League One club MK Dons.

The 23-year-old, who started out at the Dons, has linked up with the club this summer as he searches for a new club.

The defender is expected to be involved in the club's upcoming pre-season friendlies, for Russell Martin's side.

Collinge joined Colchester on a two-year contract in the summer of 2019.

The England youth international joined the U's on a permanent basis, having featured for their under-23 side towards the end of the 2018-19 season.

He had loan spells with Maldon and Tiptree and AFC Sudbury, during his time at Colchester.

Collinge also played regularly for the under-23s and spent time with the U's first-team squad last summer, following Steve Ball's appointment as head coach.

However, Collinge did not make a senior appearance for Colchester during his spell at the JobServe Community Stadium.


Collinge, who has previously played for German club VfB Stuttgart in Bundesliga II, started out at the Dons and has represented England at under-18 level.

He has made 32 England Youth appearances and played in both the under-17 European Championship and under-17 World Cup.

The centre-back returned to England after a five-year spell in Germany playing for VfB Stuttgart.

He came through the ranks at MK Dons before moving to Germany to broaden his football and academic education.