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Colchester United reshaped their squad with a glut of new recruits last summer, but the Essex club have no need for a big recruitment drive during this close-season, ahead of the 2017-18 campaign.

Richard Garcia is one of the most talented players ever to don a Colchester United shirt, and he graced the hallowed turf at Layer Road at the time of the most successful period in the Essex club’s history.

Colchester United have frozen the price of their season tickets for the 2017-18 season.

Colchester United boss, John McGreal, sees no reason to revamp the Essex club’s training regime, despite the spate of long-term injuries last season.

Colchester United boss, John McGreal, felt that the finish-line appeared just too early for his side to make the League Two play-offs last season.

After several years of flirting with relegation, which duly ended in the dreaded drop into the fourth tier last year, this last season has been a breath of fresh air at Colchester United.

John McGreal will be cheering on Tranmere Rovers to win the National League play-off final, when his old club take on Forest Green Rovers at Wembley tomorrow (3pm).

Colchester United boss, John McGreal, does not anticipate recruiting so many new signings this summer, ahead of his second season at the helm, in contrast to the previous summer’s mini-revolution.

Essex side Stanway Rovers have appointed former Colchester United midfielder Kemi Izzet as player-boss.

Matt Briggs could be considered a little unlucky to be released by Colchester United, after the Essex club’s retained list was published yesterday.

Colchester United defensive duo Matt Briggs and Lloyd Doyley will depart the Weston Homes Community Stadium this summer, after the club opted against offering them new contracts.

Tarique Fosu would love to return to Colchester United next season, following the dazzling end to his loan campaign with the U’s during 2016-17.

George Elokobi, crowned Colchester United’s player-of-the-year by the club’s supporters only last week, wants to mastermind a successful promotion campaign next season.

Here are a few talking points from Saturday’s roller coaster ride of emotions at Colchester United, following a 2-0 home win over Yeovil.

Colchester United boss John McGreal was proud of his players’ performance, both during today’s 2-0 home win over Yeovil, and throughout an injury-ravaged season.

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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