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

PUBLISHED: 14:00 31 January 2018 | UPDATED: 14:04 31 January 2018

Colchester United's new loan signing, Olamide Shodipo, in action for QPR against Norwich City's Graham Dorrans. Picture: FOCUS IMAGES LTD

Colchester United's new loan signing, Olamide Shodipo, in action for QPR against Norwich City's Graham Dorrans. Picture: FOCUS IMAGES LTD

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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 Norwich City. Picture: PAUL CHESTERTON/FOCUS IMAGES LTDU's new signing, Olamide Shodipo, cracks in a shot for QPR during a Championship match against Norwich City. Picture: 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.

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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