Productive afternoon for the U's.
The match saw Sanchez Watt grab a much needed ninety minutes, whilst David Wright played an hour on his own path back to fitness.
Colchester United's U21s got their season off to a positive start, earning a hard fought draw against Sheffield United at the Blades' training ground.
"He did his job but was also always talking to the younger members of the team and encouraging them to play whenever they could. He got through sixty five minutes, which was pretty much the game time we knew he would be given and showed no signs of the injury affecting him.
"He was positive every time he got on the ball and tried to make things happen whenever he was in possession.
"I'm sure there’ll be even more sharpness to his running, on and off the ball, once he gets more game time under his belt but he put everything in the game, despite it being an U21s match.
"That’s all we expect from any senior lads playing for us, showing the young lads that a good attitude is needed at all times."
The match also featured two triallists, who are now expected to return to the U's to play further minutes as they look to impress the U's coaching staff.
"O "Byron Lawrence played the whole match in our midfield three and was good on the ball. He also showed a very good awareness of how we want to play the game here at Colchester United and settled into it extremely quickly.
n this showing, we certainly would like to keep them involved in a few more matches and training over the next period of time," Tony added.
"Kane Vincent-Young came on for David at full back and did both sides of the game very well.