Colchester United snap up two new loan signings

U's boss Kevin Keen, who has recruited Leo Chambers on loan from West Ham

U's boss Kevin Keen, who has recruited Leo Chambers on loan from West Ham - Credit: Archant

Colchester United have bolstered their squad with the addition of defender Leo Chambers, signed on loan from West Ham this lunchtime.

Leo Chambers, an impressive U's debut this afternoon

Leo Chambers, an impressive U's debut this afternoon - Credit: Archant

And they have also this afternoon recruited winger Nathan Oduwa, signed on loan from Tottenham.

Centre-half Chambers, aged 20, has been recruited on an initial one-month loan from Upton Park.

The U’s have defensive problems, ahead of tomorrow’s home game against fellow strugglers Shrewsbury Town, so Chambers’ arrival comes at a good time.

Tom Eastman is suspended, while fellow centre-half George Elokobi is sidelined with a hamstring injury.


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Chambers has been with the Hammers since he was aged seven, and has represented England at various age groups levels, including U16s, U17s, U18s and U19s.

He has made three appearances for the West Ham first team, making his debut in a Capital One Cup tie against Cheltenham in August, 2013.

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He has made two further appearances in this competition, against Cardiff and Burnley.

Chambers goes straight into tomorrow’s squad, and so could make his Football League debut, against the Shrews.

Likewise, Oduwa has also been added to tomorrow’s squad.

Oduwa has been with Premier League side Tottenham since the age of 11, and has enjoyed much experience playing for Spurs under-18 and under-21 sides.

He has twice before been out on loan, at Luton last season and then with Scottish club Rangers during the first half of this term.

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