UK time is: 23:40:58
Vital Login
Social Login

Choose your club

Other Sites

Network Navigation

Vital Partners

'If It's Football, It's Vital'

U's Loanees Proving A Big Plus

Joe Dunne has admitted that extending the loan spell of Billy Clifford until the end of the current campaign has been a big plus for the U's.

The young midfielder joined for an initial month spell from Chelsea, before earlier this week he agreed to remain in north Essex to see out the end of this season, confessing his desire to help the U's beat the drop.

Speaking to BBC Essex, Dunne suggested that the player has been a 'real coup' for the club.

'It's a big step forward for the club that Chelsea have allowed us to keep Billy here,' he reflected.

'He's enjoying himself at the moment, his confidence is high and it is a really big plus for us. There was the possibility of him going elsewhere, but I'm glad he's decided to stay.

'He's tenacious, has great technial ability, his heart is big and it's a chance to get out and play which he has taken.'

Billy is just one of a number of young players to join the U's for temporary spells from Premier League clubs this season, joining the likes of Craig Eastmond, Sanchez Watt and Sam Walker, amongst others.

The list was bolstered further this lunchtime with the arrival of Bradley Garmston on a month's loan from West Bromwich Albion, and Dunne told BBC Essex that he was impressed with the Baggies' requirements of the U's.

'The staff at West Brom are keen that he keeps developing and I'm really impressed with some of the arrangements we have to meet to get his services, which is a great credit to them.

'We have to prove that we can keep developing him and providing him with the appropriate sessions, and I think that's really good.'

Whether the youngster is given the nod to make his Football League debut at Bramall Lane this weekend remains to be seen, but the Irishman has the confidence of the U's boss that he will be ready if needed.

'I wouldn't bring in anyone who wasn't ready to go in,' Dunne affirmed. 'He'll be ready, but it is another big step forhim.

'We've seen him in all kinds of games but he's athleti, quick, has the attitude to get up and down the pitch and we're really pleased to have secured his services.'


For the latest U's news and views, follow us on Twitter




Use your social login to comment on front page articles. Login using you Facebook, Twitter, Google or LinkedIn accounts and have your say!



Click here to join in the debate on the club forum.

The Journalist

Writer: Colchester Dan Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Thursday February 14 2013

Time: 3:32PM

 

Have Your Say

Log in...
with your social network     OR     with your Vital account

Recent Colchester United Articles

Rotherham Defender Joins (Thursday March 26 2015)

Defender Recalled By Ipswich (Wednesday March 25 2015)

Forward Thinking? (Wednesday March 25 2015)

Injury Concern (Monday March 23 2015)

Stats: Gillingham v U's (Saturday March 21 2015)

Swindon Visit Rearranged (Saturday March 21 2015)

Hubble Released Healy Recalled (Saturday March 21 2015)

Gillingham v Colchester (Team News) (Saturday March 21 2015)

Colchester 2-0 Yeovil (League 1) (Wednesday March 18 2015)

Archived Colchester United Articles

List All Vital Colchester Articles
Have your say
Click here to suggest an article
Click here to suggest a poll

League Table (view table)

Team P W D L GD Pts
18. Crawley 38 11 10 17 -21 43
19. Coventry 38 10 12 16 -12 42
20. Crewe 38 12 6 20 -33 42
21. Notts County 36 11 8 17 -13 41
22. Leyton Orient 37 10 9 18 -6 39
23. Colchester 38 10 8 20 -17 38
24. Yeovil 37 8 8 21 -30 32

Breaking League News

Hill - We'll Give A Response To Oldham
Rochdale : 26/03/2015 21:37:00
Premier League Duo Joins County
Notts County : 26/03/2015 21:27:01
Johnson Gives Bristol City Injury Update
Barnsley : 26/03/2015 21:22:00
DRFC Robinson joins Iron on loan
Doncaster : 26/03/2015 20:15:01
Three In, One Out At The ABAX Stadium
Peterborough : 26/03/2015 18:39:01

Current Site Poll (view all polls)

Port Vale v Colchester
Suggested By:  VitalU's
Colchester win 67%
Port Vale win 0%
Draw 33%