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New U's signing, Doug Loft, battles for possession, in the colours of his former club Gillingham, against George Moncur

Colchester United have made their fifth signing of the week, by securing the services of former Gillingham club captain, Doug Loft.

Brennan Dickenson, left, is welcomed to the U's by manager John McGreal

It has been a busy last couple of days at Colchester United, with four new players recruited in just 48 hours.

Denny Johnstone

Colchester United have completed two signings this afternoon, with striker Denny Johnstone recruited from Birmingham City, and teenage winger, Courtney Senior, snapped up from Brentford.

Brett Pitman celebrates scoring for Ipswich Town. Photo: Steve Waller (

The 2016/17 season fixtures have been released by the English Football League for the Championship, League One and League Two.

A long-haired version of Stevn Gillespie, who scored twice when the U's lost 4-2 on the opening day of the 2008-09 season. They U's will begin next seaon with a trip to Hartlepool

Here are seven things we learned about today’s publication of the League Two fixtures for the new 2016-17 season, with regards Colchester United.

Steven Gillespie, who scored twice on Colchester United's last opening day visit to Hartlepool, in 2008. The U's lost 4-2 that day. They will also begin next season with a trip to Hartlpool

Colchester United will travel to Hartlepool United on the opening day of the 2016-17 season.

George Moncur, who has agreed terms to join Barnsley

It has been a busy day at Colchester United, with their midfield duo of George Moncur and Alex Gilbey both finally severing ties with the Essex club.

George Moncur, who has agreed terms to join Barnsley

The race is on to capture the signing of Colchester United’s talented midfielder, George Moncur, and that race appears to be entering the home straight.

Phil Parkinson

Phil Parkinson, arguably the most successful manager in Colchester United’s history, is poised to be named the new manager of Bolton Wanderers tomorrow.

U's and me

Carl Marston has never really recovered from his first game as a Colchester United reporter, when keeper Ron Green went walkabout once too often (twice actually) in a crazy 4-4 draw against Rochdale in 1992. But he is still following the U’s… Follow him on twitter @Carl_Marston

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