Dan Holman returns to Colchester United following a frustrating loan stint at Wrexham

Dan Holman, who has gone out on loan at Aldershot

Dan Holman, who has gone out on loan at Aldershot - Credit: Su Anderson

Dan Holman has returned to Colchester United, at the end of his one-month loan spell from Wrexham.

Ex-Braintree Town striker Holman had been loaned out to the Dragons, by U’s boss Tony Humes, with the intention of getting a few games under his belt.

But the 24-year-old only ended up making four substitute appearances for the Conference club, totalling a mere 31 minutes of action.

“I’m back at Colchester, and today was my first day of training again,” confirmed Holman this afternoon.

“If another club comes in on loan for me, and it’s right for the club and me, then I will probably go out on loan again.

“But otherwise I’ll be looking to impress in training, be patient, and then wait for my chance.

“At the end of the day, I’d rather be training and not playing at Colchester, than training and not playing at Wrexham,” added Holman.

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Despite his lack of opportunities, Holman enjoyed his time at Wrexham, but he is still in the same position of needing to play a few games, to force his way into the U’s first-team squad on a regular basis.

Holman sent a tweet out to Wrexham fans, stating – “all the best to Wrexham for the rest of the season. Massive club, great support and a great bunch of lads.”

Meanwhile, following Wrexham’s 1-1 draw at Lincoln last Saturday, where Holman was an unused substitute, manager Kevin Wilkin admitted: “I would say the likelihood is he (Holman) will go back to Colchester.

“He has found his opportunities here limited, which is disappointing, but sometimes that can happen, such is the form of Louis Moult, who has been scoring the goals, and Connor Jennings, who is still working hard and putting a shift in.

“Dan has come in, showed a great attitude and got on with the job, he is a good lad and will do well in the game.”

To date, Holman has only made five substitute appearances for the U’s, four in the league and one in the cup, since his summer move from Braintree.

The U’s are in action at home to Chesterfield tomorrow evening, but Holman is unlikely to feature in that game.

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