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Duo Join U's U21s

7 August 2015

Charley and Chris bolster development squad.

Both have featured for the U's U21s throughout the pre-season build-up and have now put pen to paper on development contracts with the club for the coming season.

Colchester United have boosted their development squad ahead of the new season, with the signatures of Charley Edge and Chris Regis.

A Welsh youth international, 18-year-old Charley joins the U's after leaving Premier League side Everton in the summer at the end of his two year scholarship.

A direct winger, he proved in pre-season that he will worry full backs with his pacey running and crossing ability.

Meanwhile, Chris (pictured) joins the U's from Southampton. An all action, tough tackling midfielder who is not afraid to get forward, the teenager was another to impress in the U21's pre-season campaign.

Chris told the official website: "Pre-season has been a really good test and I'm glad to have signed for Colchester United.

"This is a club that's got a lot to offer and I feel like I can make good strides here.

"There is an opportunity for young players to make their way into the first team here, so I hope I can progress here and follow in the other young players' footsteps."

"Being released is a bit worrying for a young player, but now I've got something sorted, it's brilliant. 

He said: "I'm made up to have signed for Colchester.

Charley has ventured south to make his way in League football and is keen to progress quickly having now signed up for the U's.


"A lot of young players get a chance at senior level here and I'm someone who is keen and hungry to get to the first team level as soon as possible.

Both players moves will be completed upon paperwork clearance from the relevant authorities.

"I wasn't sure what to expect, but there are some tidy players in the team and I'm looking forward to get started."

I've been around the group for a month or so now and there are some good players here.

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