Transfer Deadline Day Latest: Olamide Shodipo signs on loan for Colchester United from QPR

Colchester United's new loan signing, Olamide Shodipo, in action for QPR against Norwich City's Grah

Colchester United's new loan signing, Olamide Shodipo, in action for QPR against Norwich City's Graham Dorrans. Picture: FOCUS IMAGES LTD - Credit: Paul Chesterton/Focus Images Ltd

Colchester United have signed a new winger on transfer deadline day.

U's new signing, Olamide Shodipo, cracks in a shot for QPR during a Championship match against Norwi

U's new signing, Olamide Shodipo, cracks in a shot for QPR during a Championship match against Norwich City. Picture: PAUL CHESTERTON/FOCUS IMAGES LTD - Credit: Paul Chesterton/Focus Images Ltd

The U’s were on the look-out for a wide-man, following Kyel Reid’s return to Coventry City, and to that end they have snapped up Republic of Ireland Under-21 international Olamide Shodipo, on loan from Queens Park Rangers.

The 20-year-old Olamide will stay with the League Two U’s until the end of the season, hoping to bolster the club’s chances of reaching the League Two play-offs.

Graduating from the ranks of the Academy at Loftus Road, the talented Shodipo made his QPR senior debut in the opening game of last season, a 3-0 win over Leeds United, and has so far made 11 league appearances for the West London outfit.

Shodipo, renowned for being a swift winger with tricks up his sleeve, also played six games for Port Vale during a loan spell a year ago.


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The Dubliner has played forthe Republic of Ireland at both Under-19 and Uner-21 level.

He should be in the U’s squad for this Saturday’s home match against Newport County.

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