Colchester United youth seal loan moves


Young COLCHESTER United striking duo Tom Stagg and Jake Hutchinson have both sealed month-long loans.

Stagg, who made his professional U debut at Tranmere Rovers on the last day of last season, has joined the Pitching In Isthmian League East Thurrock United squad.

The 19-year-old forward has secured a loan of work experience and hopes to appear in the Rocks’ game at Horsham this afternoon.

Meanwhile, Hutchinson (pictured below) joined Hitchin Town on a month-long loan.

The 19-year-old forward is expected to be part of their squad for today’s trip to face Stourbridge.

Colchester Director of Football Tony Humes told “Jake and Tom are both at a point in their education and development in football where they need the challenge that will stretch them out. more than they can get in Academy teams.

“That challenge is to try and play competitive men’s football on a regular basis and come back better equipped to get in the eyes of Hayden and Alex for first-team involvement.

“The ideal scenario is that they both have good months for their teams and come back after buying points for those teams and good game action for themselves.”


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