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Young Defender Joins U21 Squad

Left-sided full back Lion Bello signs one-year deal with Colchester United

7 September 2022

Colchester United welcome Lion Bello to North Essex, with the left-back joining the U’s on a permanent deal until the end of the season from Crystal Palace.

The full-back was on trial at the start of the season and put out impressive performances for the U21 team, earning himself a contract on a full-time basis.

Upon signing Bello has said: "I’m extremely delighted to be here, it’s been a long time, obviously I was on trial here for a couple of weeks and I feel like I’ve proven myself and the coaches are excited to have me here, I really feel like I can bring something to the team.

"I was on trial here for two weeks and we played Sheffield Wednesday at Maldon and Tiptree and after that game they wanted to offer me the contract."

Watch the full interview on Col U TV

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