Charley Edge catches the eye of Colchester United boss John McGreal

Charley Edge, in action for the U's at Maldon & Tiptree on Saturday. Picture: RICHARD BLAXALL

Charley Edge, in action for the U's at Maldon & Tiptree on Saturday. Picture: RICHARD BLAXALL - Credit: Richard Blaxall / Colchester United

Colchester United’s second pre-season friendly of the summer is at Needham Market tomorrow evening (7pm).

The U’s kicked-off their summer campaign with a 2-0 win at Maldon & Tiptree on Saturday, while for Needham, managed by former U’s skipper Richard Wilkins, this will be their first friendly.

One of the U’s players to impress at Maldon was 20-year-old Charley Edge, who operated as a left wing-back during the first half.

U’s boss John McGreal said: “We have a lot of midfielders at the club, which is the area where Charley played for the under-23s last year.

“He came here (from Everton in 2015) as a left winger, and we’ve got Kins (Lewis Kinsella) in that position as well. I just thought we’d use Charley in that role, at Maldon.


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“And he did particularly well in the first half. He’s got quick legs and has got good quality on the ball.”

Admission at Bloomfields tomorrow night is £5 for adults. Under-16s will not be charged.

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