Colchester United teenager Jordan Sanderson said he is hungry for more first-team opportunities after making his senior bow.

Sanderson, 17, signed his first professional contract with the U’s last Friday.

And the young midfielder followed that up by appearing as a late substitute for John-Joe O’Toole in Colchester’s 2-1 win over Bristol Rovers, on the final day of the League One season.

Sanderson said: “It was great to make my debut for Colchester.

“I really enjoyed it and it was nice to get a good reception from the fans.

“In a way it was nice to have got it out of the way but it was a good moment for me and it was great to get a win.

“Hopefully, I can kick on more next season.”

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