FA Youth Cup tie may be last Colchester U’s game for some players
COLCHESTER United under-18 lead coach Chris Llewellyn admits the FA Youth Cup defeat against Reading will mark the end of the road for some of his young players at the Weston Homes Community Stadium.
Decisions have already been made on which academy players will be retained by the U’s for next season, with some being released and now looking for pastures new. It means Colchester’s 4-1 loss in their fifth-round could be the last time some of the under-18 players represent the club.
But Llewellyn says they should be proud of their efforts, after the U’s made its further progress in the competition for 13 years. Llewellyn said: “There’s a few of them for whom that was maybe their last game for Colchester. “Decisions have been made on their future and it’s a disappointing end for some of them.
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