Colchester’s leading scorer, by some margin, with 11 goals, was on-loan forward Joe Taylor. It will have been a blow to the club that Luton recalled him early from his loan spell on 8th January.
Colchester have a very young side, often playing with team averaging about 22 years old. One of their youngsters, striker Bradley Ihionvien (number 48), has been generating a lot of interest. Many clubs have been scouting the 19 year-old, including Burnley and Crystal Palace. It may be a case of watching him while you can – he’s out of contract at the end of this season.
Another 19 year old is goalkeeper, Owen Goodman. Goodman is on loan from Crystal Palace and is one of the youngest keepers in the EFL.
Even younger, at 18 years old, is Charlton loanee, Zach Mitchell (number 18). He only joined the U’s fairly recently and his debut was described by his then manager as the best debut performance he had ever seen!
Bradley Ihionvien, the 19 year-old striker who has been at Colchester all of his career.
Crystal Palace loanee keeper, Owen Goodman, is only 19.