New look for development squad
There’s an early start for Blues’ development side this season.
With the Essex Senior League reserve section growing from 13 to 16 clubs, and the campaign will start three weeks earlier than last year with a d5erby game at Takeley reserves on Tuesday August 15, 7.45pm.
The following week will see them travel to Great Wakering Rovers reserves before Stansted reserves are the visitors to the ProKit UK Stadium on Saturday August 26. Full fixtures until Christmas are on the Development team part of this website.
The side will be managed by former Blues’ player Matt Waldron who also works for Colchester United academy, and will provide a link for under-21 players to progress to the first team.
Kevin Watson and Mark Hughes have agreed that the development squad can warm up with the first team and that already proved a successes with Louis Boon , Max Bassington and Callum Taylor drafted in to train with the senior side.