A quick change of clothes for Freddie Sears

FREDDIE Sears had a quick change on the bus, on the way down to Yeovil, for Colchester United’s trip to Somerset.

Front-runner Sears only signed for the U’s on Friday morning, on a month’s loan from West Ham, and he had to make a dash to Brentwood to meet the team coach on the journey to the south-west.

It was all a bit frantic for Sears, who had just a couple of hours training with his new team-mates before Saturday’s clash at Huish Park.

Sears impressed in the first half, and the U’s were leading 1-0 at the interval via Steven Gillespie’s 18th minute goal, before Yeovil rallied strongly to secure a 3-2 win.

U’s boss John Ward is predicting big things of Sears, over the coming month.

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And after Saturday’s game, Ward explained: “Freddie’s come in, met us at Brentwood and jumped onto the bus.

“He’s got changed into his Colchester gear on the bus, which was great. I think it gave the players a lift, because he’s a good footballer.

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“It was some while ago since he played a full game, but we saw a lot of good things from him, especially during the first 55 to 60 minutes.

“And I think he will get better,” added Ward.

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