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Gilbey Goes To Wembley

Gilbey Goes To Wembley

U's youngster Alex Gilbey has enjoyed a successful loan spell with Welsh side Newport County, and he will be looking to cap his time off in Wales with a victorious trip to Wembley this afternoon.

Newport take on their Welsh rivals Wrexham in the Blue Square Bet Premier play-off final this afternoon in a bid to take up a place in the Football League, and Gilbey is set to start for County.

The 18-year-old midfielder put in a man of the match display as they overcame Grimsby in the semi-final second leg and, speaking to the EADT, he explained that the spell has helped him to become a better player.

'I've been learning all the time and I think I've become a far better player in a short space of time. The club is on a high and it will be a big thing to help them regain their Football League status.'

Alex couldn't travel with the U's to Carlisle last weekend in the bid for survival as the second leg with Grimsby was the day after on the Sunday, but he admitted he was checking up on the score wherever he could.

And, with fellow youngster Drey Wright picking up the Young Player of the Year award on Tuesday night following his own emergence into the first team picture, Alex will be hoping to follow in his footsteps next year with the U's still in League One.

'I'm looking forward to coming back to Colchester,' he continued. 'I want to really fight for my position in the team next season and for years to come hopefully.'


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Writer:Colchester Dan
Date:Sunday May 5 2013
Time: 10:54AM

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