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January: A Review

1 February 2017

We take a look back at the U's transfer window.

A busy Tuesday concluded a productive January for John McGreal and Colchester United, as they prepare to attack the second half of the season, nicely poised in the play-off race.

The final days of the transfer window saw Rekeil Pyke, Dean Brill and Sean Murray arrive through the doors at Florence Park to bolster a squad that has been in good form either side of the Christmas and New Year celebrations.

The U's had also signed two players from Cardiff City earlier in the month, as Eli Phipps and Tommy O'Sullivan headed east to progress their careers with the U's.

Tarique Fosu also extended his loan until the end of the season, but Glen Kamara returned to Arsenal after finding his first team opportunities limited.

Glen wasn't the only departee from the squad, as young players Jack Curtis, Michael O'Donoghue and Chris Regis all left the U's in search for regular first team football to springboard their future careers.

In the senior squad, though, the U's recent form would no doubt have attracted admiring glances, but the core of the team that has lifted the club up the table remains in tact.

Macauley Bonne will be hoping to force his way back into the squad after his loan spell at Woking and he already has two good stints of match action under his belt with the Cards.

Despite no home games in nearly five weeks, the U's go into February's first away day at Blackpool two places and three points off the top seven. 

With a host of fixtures at WHCS to follow in the final three months of the season, John McGreal and his team will be keen to close in on the sides above them between now and the final game of the season against Yeovil.

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