COLCHESTER United have extended the contracts of three of their players.

Brendan Wiredu, Tommy Smith and Junior Tchamadeu have all extended their deals, at the JobServe Community Stadium.

Wiredu has signed a contract extension with the U's until 2023.

He made a big impact for the U's last season, after joining them on a permanent basis from Charlton Athletic, in February.

The 21-year-old midfielder was one of Colchester's most consistent performers in the second half of the League Two season, playing his part in helping them retain their League Two status.

He made 20 appearances for the U's in total last season, scoring once.

Smith has signed a new one-year contract extension with Colchester, keeping him at the club until the summer of 2023.


The 31-year-old joined the U’s on a two-year deal, last summer.

And now the U’s have moved to extend Smith’s time at the JobServe Community Stadium.

Along with defensive partner Tom Eastman, experienced defender started all but one of Colchester’s 46 league games, last season.

Prior to joining Colchester, Smith made more than 200 appearances for their neighbours, Ipswich Town.

He also made six appearances for the U's during a loan spell with the club in the 2010/11 season.

Smith has also played for Colorado Rapids, along with having loan spells at Stevenage and Brentford.

The defender has also represented New Zealand on 38 occasions.

Promising right-back Tchamadeu has also been rewarded with a new contract, keeping him at the club until at least 2024.

The teenager was given his U’s first-team debut by Steve Ball in a match against Grimsby Town in December, 2020 at the age of 16, becoming the youngest-ever player ever to start for the U's.

Tchamadeu, who is now 17, joined Colchester from Charlton Athletic earlier this year.


He made a total of 11 league appearances for the club, last season.