UK time is: 14:57:24
Vital Login
Social Login

Choose your club

Other Sites

Network Navigation

Vital Partners

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

U's Tie Down Promising Wright

Last season may have been a fairly miserable one for the U's on the pitch, but one of the highlights of the campaign was the emergence of youngsters Drey Wright and Alex Gilbey.

Although Gilbey featured less for the U's in his oversubscribed central midfield role, Wright eventually made a place in the matchday squad his own, starting numerous games and also netting three times too.

Gilbey would go on to play an instrumental role in Newport County's return to the Football League, picking up Man of the Match awards in their play-off campaign and being a key performer in their Wembley final.

Both youngsters have continued to impress with their maturity and continued development this pre-season too, and Wright has been rewarded with a new three-year contract.

Having still only recently turned eighteen, the winger clearly has a bright future in the game and, backed by the tutelage of his father, former Premier League player Jermaine, he has the perfect foundation.

Last season was very much a baptism of fire for the duo, who were thrown into the middle of a relegation battle, but Drey told the official site that he would be better because of it.

'I learned a lot from being in dressing rooms on highs and lows and we're all stronger for it now,' he admitted.

'The experience will do me well for the future, and now I just want to play more and score more goals for the team.'

The move to tie the youngster down to an extended contract appears wise from the outside, with his impressive displays sure to attract attention before too long.

Ensuring the U's would be in a strong position to command a good fee in such case, you would think that the next move on Dunne's to-do list is to act similarly for Gilbey.


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:Saturday July 27 2013

Time: 3:53PM

 

Have Your Say

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

Recent Colchester United Articles

Gosport Borough Away For Colchester (Tuesday October 28 2014)

Sears And Walker In U's Talks (Tuesday October 28 2014)

Holman And Thompson Out On Loan (Tuesday October 28 2014)

Drey Wright Out For Season (Tuesday October 28 2014)

Swindon Town 2-2 The U's (Tuesday October 28 2014)

Stats: Swindon Town v The U's (Saturday October 25 2014)

Duguid Departs (Thursday October 23 2014)

The U's 2-1 Chesterfield (Thursday October 23 2014)

Stats: The U's v Chesterfield (Wednesday October 22 2014)

Team News: The U's v Chesterfield (Tuesday October 21 2014)

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 Results (view all)

League Table (view table)

Team P W D L GD Pts
11. Chesterfield 15 5 4 6 -1 19
12. Bradford 15 5 4 6 -1 19
13. Crawley 15 5 3 7 -10 18
14. Colchester 15 4 5 6 -1 17
15. Barnsley 14 4 4 6 -2 16
16. Port Vale 15 4 4 7 -3 16
17. Coventry 15 4 4 7 -7 16

Breaking League News

Will City or O's Break Their Duck?
Coventry : 31/10/2014 13:00:00
Pope Out For Three Months
Port Vale : 30/10/2014 21:11:00
Page Keeps Colchester Focus
Port Vale : 30/10/2014 21:01:00
Johnson - No Sentiment For City Return
Oldham : 30/10/2014 20:48:00
DRFC Bradford City v Doncaster Rovers Team News
Doncaster : 30/10/2014 20:37:00

Current Site Poll (view all polls)

Colchester v Port Vale?
Suggested By:  Colchester Admin
Colchester win 50%
Port Vale win 50%
Draw 0%