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Strange Season Frustrates Welch-Hayes

Recent signing looking forward to new season already

24 June 2020

Miles Welch-Hayes has spoken about the strange season he has endured in 2019/20.

The Colchester United defender joined the U's in February, having cancelled his contract at Macclesfield Town before the January tansfer window closed.

He was just getting into his stride at the U's, when the season was halted due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

It made for an unusual start to any players' spell at any club, and Miles himself admitted that it came at an awkward time.

He told the official website: "I came in just before the virus came about and we had to stop playing, which set us back a bit and set me back.

"I was getting to bond well with the group, but that was easy to be fair because the lads and the staff made me feel very welcome straight away."

Like the rest of the U's squad, Miles was staying safe at home, and training in case the season was to be started again.

The decision was made by the EFL clubs to just finish the seaosn with the Play-Offs, and the U's suffered heartache at the hands of Exeter City in the Semi-Final.

Miles was gutted to be on the losing side, but wants to get back to push for promotion next time round. 

He continued: "We came back for the build-up to the Play-Offs and it was so disappointing to miss out on the Final and potentially getting promoted."

"After what happened, not getting the promotion , it is good for the lads to get a little break, rest up and come back stronger.

"It was very disappointing but we can't dwell on it, we need to focus on next season and getting promoted then.

I came here because it's a great club - I want to start playing and helping the team out, and getting promoted is definitely the aim again.

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