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Charlie Daniels Joins U's

Former Premier League defender puts pen-to-paper with Colchester United

17 August 2021

Colchester United have snapped up defender Charlie Daniels on a deal that will run until the end of the 2021/22 campaign.

Charlie completed a successful trial with Colchester United over the summer, playing in a couple of friendly games for the U's and has now put pen-to-paper on a permanent contract at the JobServe Community Stadium. 

The former Premier League defender began his career by coming through the ranks at Tottenham Hotspur, with his first taste of professional football coming in loan spells at Chesterfield and Leyton Orient. 

Signing permanently for the O's in 2008, Daniels went on to make almost 150 appearances for the Brisbane Road side, then joining AFC Bournemouth in 2011 ahead of their meteoric rise to the Premier League. 

A regular in both sides that gained promotion to and from the Championship, Daniels made 265 appearances for the Cherries with 129 of those coming in the top flight of English football. 

Speaking after his move to Colchester United, Daniels said he was excited about the year ahead. 

"I've really enjoyed myself in the time I have been training at Colchester United. I got to play a couple of games (on trial) and finally it's done and dusted. I'm really happy that I have signed and I can get going."

Watch the full intereview with Charlie on Col U TV this evening at 7:15pm, also available to stream from your Col U Tickets account whenever you want. 

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