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Frankie Grateful For Chance

16 May 2016

Defender delighted to lift Young Player crown.

"My first game back in 2016 was the Tottenham match, which was a great experience. I went from there and played for most of the rest of the season and now I'm looking forward to next season."

"I'm really pleased to have won. It has been a difficult season for the team and, after coming back from my injury lay-off, I finally got back into the swing of things.

Frankie had to be patient in the early part of the season, but went on to be a regular in the U's back four as he continued to develop at the heart of the defence.

"Like the other boys who have made it through from the Academy, first team football has been good for me, and I'm thankful for having this opportunity so early on in my career."

"I've been given the chance at a young age and, with what the club does with its Academy, it was a no brainer to come here from Arsenal knowing that I'd get that chance.

Having joined from Arsenal ahead of his scholarship, he has now established himself as a regular member of the U's squad and he said he is pleased he made the move to the Essex side.

Frankie is one of a number of Academy graduates to have made it through to the senior side in recent seasons, and is now nearing 50 appearances for the U's first team.

Colchester United's Young Player of the Year Frankie Kent is grateful for the opportunity the U's have given him to break through into first team football.

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