Colchester United are delighted to announce the signing of striker Gavin Massey on a permanent transfer from Watford.
The pacey forward, who enjoyed a loan spell with the U’s last season, has joined from the Hornets on a free transfer and has penned a three year contract with the Weston Homes Community Stadium side.
Gavin played eight games on loan with the U’s before being recalled by his parent club. And, having been popular with players and fans alike, his return on a full time basis will be a hugely popular arrival for all concerned at Colchester United.
Boss John Ward told the official website: "I am very happy to get him back. Things have changed a lot at Watford over the past few months and so we made an enquiry about his services and have now come up with this deal.
"Gavin is young enough to develop further and we saw a lot of promise last year in his play. He can now settle himself down and develop that promise into something more formidable.
"Gavin and Freddie are both bright young players, so hopefully they will be able to progress here, either taking us with them or moving on individually.
"We will benefit from some good things whilst they're here."
His signature on a three year contract also continues to add to the core of the squad that John Ward is building for the years to come.
Freddie Sears, Marcus Bean and now Gavin have all signed three year deals, meaning that there will be a core of a team for John to work with.
He won't be involved in Tuesday night's game, but will be watching from the stands.