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U's Flash: Kane Extends Stay

Defender pens new deal with the club

6 August 2018

Colchester United are pleased to announce that Kane Vincent-Young has signed a new contract with the club.

Kane joined Colchester United from Tottenham in the summer of 2014 and has gone on to make 80 first team appearances so far for Colchester.

Having been crowned as the U’s Young Player of the Year at the end of last season, his performances have attracted quite a bit of interest but Colchester have always been keen to re-sign Kane and a delighted Robbie Cowling explained: “Kane has been in a bit of a dilemma over the last few weeks because he loves being at Colchester United, but he has also attracted interest from teams at a higher level.

“Like most players Kane is ambitious and, at just 22 years old, he quite rightly seeks advice from an agent regarding his career. To clarify the situation, everyone involved has acted with extreme professionalism at all times, including Kane’s agent who has been providing Kane with the advice that he believes is in Kane’s best interest.

“Showing a level of maturity that belies his age, Kane has sought advice but has ultimately decided for himself what he wants to do with his career and we are really pleased that his decision is to re-sign for Colchester United. It was a shame that it meant Kane missed the first game of the season, but it’s a big decision for a 22-year-old to make and we are just pleased to have the matter resolved.”

Kane - whose contract will be confirmed subject to clearance from the relevant football authorities - missed a battling 0-0 draw on Saturday, as the U’s gave as good as they got against Notts County at Meadow Lane.

The match was part of an eventful weekend for another U’s defender, Ryan Jackson, whose wife Stephanie gave birth on Friday.

Robbie added: “Losing Kane for the trip to Nottingham meant we were a full back down, so I must say how grateful the club is to Ryan Jackson and his partner Stephanie.

“Stephanie gave birth to a little girl called Aria on Friday at 7.06pm, so no one would have blinked an eyelid if Ryan was also unable to make the game in Nottingham.

“But to Ryan’s credit (and Stephanie’s for allowing him), he jumped in his car early on Saturday morning and put in a great performance to help Colchester earn a really good point.”

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