EMYR Huws' contract talks with Colchester United are 'ongoing' according to boss Wayne Brown.

The U's announced last month that they were in discussions with the 28-year-old midfielder about his future.

Huws is in talks about remaining at the JobServe Community Stadium, after his short-term contract came to an end.

The former Ipswich Town midfielder made 12 appearances for Colchester after joining them on a deal, in January.

Brown said: “It’s ongoing at the moment.

“It’s still very early, in the close season.


“Emyr did particularly well for us last year.

“He came in, in January after not playing any football for the first half of the season and when he did come in, he did well for us.

“The demand that we put on him was quite, big certainly when I came in and he was obviously at our disposal for the second part of the season."

Huws started his career at Manchester City and had loan spells at Birmingham City, Wigan Athletic and Northampton Town before leaving to join Wigan on a permanent basis in September, 2014.


He played 11 times for the Latics and had a loan spell at Huddersfield Town, before leaving to join Cardiff City on a permanent basis in 2016.

Huws made four appearances for the Bluebirds before leaving to join Ipswich in January 2017, initially on loan.

He spent four seasons at Portman Road but left at the end of the 2020-21 season at the end of his contract.

The Wales international's debut for Colchester at Sutton United in January was his first competitive game for more than a year.

Colchester are looking to add new faces to their squad, this summer.

The U's are not expected to make the volume of signings they made this time, last year.

The majority of their first-team squad will remain the same, with the bulk of their senior players remaining under contract for the 2022-23 season.


However, they are looking to bring in some quality additions and newly-appointed boss Brown says they have already been in discussions with transfer targets.

“We’ve had two or three conversations with potential signings," said the U's head coach.

“They’ve been positive but it’s still quite early, with regard to meetings and discussions at the moment with potential targets.

“You can only deal and adapt to situations that may come along.

“But from my personal point of view, I’m looking to add to the squad in areas where we feel we can be stronger, to give ourselves the best chance of getting some points on the board."