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Porter Making His Mark

Porter Making His Mark

Burnley loanee George Porter is making a quick impression on the U's fans, with his lively performances out on the wing turning opposition full backs inside and out.

Porter was given the Man of the Match award in yesterday's 1-0 win over Preston, and U's boss Joe Dunne told BBC Essex after the game that it was well-deserved.

The winger is with the U's until the end of the season, and many will be hoping that the deal can be made into something more permanent come the summer.

The 20-year-old was previously with Leyton Orient and so, should he be out of favour with Sean Dyche upon his return, maybe he would welcome a move back down to this part of the country.

Having formed a good partnership with Freddie Sears, Gavin Massey and Jabo Ibehre as part of a new-look attack for Dunne's side, the boss praised his 'old-fashioned' qualities.

He told BBC Essex: 'I think George Porter for Man of the Match is a good call, although it is of course a team game.

'I still don't think we've seen the best of George, but he is getting there.

'He's an old-fashioned winger who likes to take players on and can beat people when he gets them one-on-one; you don't see too much of that any more.'

Meanwhile, Chelsea loanee Billy Clifford continues to make his mark at the Weston Homes Community Stadium, with all parties wanting to extend that deal until the end of the season.

The young midfielder's current spell is due to expire after Saturday's trip to Sheffield United, but Dunne affirmed that he is hoping to extend that deal.

'Billy is a quality player with great composure on the ball,' he continued. 'We need those people to pick out the attack that we now have.

'We've been able to add the stability of David [Wright] which has helped, but Billy is quality and we want to extend that loan deal.

'We're so pleased to have him.'


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Writer:Colchester Dan
Date:Sunday February 10 2013
Time: 10:29AM

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