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U's Flash: McLeod Signs Up

Midfielder joins U23s - and is already aiming for the first team

7 June 2019

Colchester United are pleased to welcome former Leicester City midfielder Sammie McLeod to the club, after a successful stint with Maldon & Tiptree.

19-year-old Sammie excelled in the heart of the Jammers midfield and now steps back into the professional game after signing a two year contract with the U's.

He scored nine goals for Maldon before his season was ended by injury, and he said: "I'm really pleased to sign for a club like this and I can't wait to get going.

"The injury wasn't great for me and it's been a mental challenge as much as a physical one in working towards getting fit again, but the season was a good one for me until that point."

Sammie becomes the latest player to move into the U's U23s after impressing at Bostik North level and he's keen to make a big impression with the club this season.

He added: "It was a good experience in the two years at Leicester, and I am also glad that I experienced being at Maldon.

"It's a different type of football and I feel like I have learned a lot from being there, and it has made me into more of a versatile player.

"I'm getting stronger and more flexible as my rehab continues and I am confident I will come back stronger.

"The target is to get into the first team and progress from there."

Sammie's move will be completed subject to paperwork clearance from the relevant authorities.

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