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Roy McDonough inducted into U’s Hall of Fame

PUBLISHED: 09:14 13 May 2012

Roy McDonough, leading out his Colchester team in the FA Trophy Final at Wembley 20 years ago

Roy McDonough, leading out his Colchester team in the FA Trophy Final at Wembley 20 years ago


ROY McDonough has been inducted into Colchester United’s Hall of Fame.

Former player-manager McDonough, who has been back in Colchester over the weekend to celebrate the U’s 20th anniversary of their double-winning feat, was given this award at a special 20th anniversary celebration dinner last night.

McDonough, 53, has lived in Spain for the last nine years.

But he was back at his beloved Essex club to lead out his successful team of 1991-92, who won the Conference/FA Trophy double, to take part in Kem Izzet’s Testimonial.

McDonough was honoured to be included in the U’s Hall of Fame, as he regaled tales of past glories on the pitch, and of course happy off-the-pitch memories, at last night’s reunion dinner.

Centre forward McDonough is a deserved addition to the U’s Hall of Fame, having enjoyed two spells with the U’s (1981-83, and 1990-94), culminating in three years as manager.

He scored a total of 29 goals in the double-winning season, and was the first U’s boss to lead out a Colchester team at Wembley.

“I feel humbled to be included in the Hall of Fame,” said a delighted McDonough last night.

McDonough joins a host of big names in the U’s Hall of Fame, including his former team-mates Mark Kinsella, Steve McGavin, Tony Adcock and Tony English.

Mark Heath, Andy Warren and Stuart Watson are back with another episode of the Kings of Anglia podcast.

Trevoh Chalobah was proud to captain England Under 20s in their 2-0 victory over Germany at Colchester on Monday night but has already turned his attention to Ipswich Town’s Friday clash with West Brom.

Ipswich Town left-back Jonas Knudsen says he is ready to talk to other clubs in January.

Ipswich Town manager Paul Lambert is clear on his January recruitment strategy following a meeting with owner Marcus Evans yesterday.

In our daily feature, we take a look at what happened on this day in Ipswich Town’s history. Today features John Wark scoring twice in a draw with Swindon, while the Blues progressed in the League Cup.

Ipswich Town assistant manager Stuart Taylor believes the international break has offered the perfect chance for the Blues squad to bond further following the arrival of Paul Lambert.

Ipswich Town midfielder Andre Dozzell believes he is finally back up to speed following his year-long injury absence.

England Under 20s beat Germany 2-0 at Colchester this evening. ANDY WARREN was there to see how Trevoh Chalobah, Andre Dozzell and Flynn Downes got on

Paul Lambert is confident Ipswich Town can quickly overturn their five point deficit if they continue the progress they have made in the early weeks of his reign.

Ipswich Town’s Under-23s beat their Crystal Palace counterparts 5-2 at Playford Road this afternoon. STUART WATSON gives his observations.

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