Newly appointed Colchester boss, Joe Dunne, has made short work in shaping the U’s squad with the speedy signatures of a Gunner duo. Arsenal’s Craig Eastmond and Sanchez Watt have both signed on for Colchester on a three-month loan deal. Dunne has spared no time in securing the loan deals having been appointed as manager on Thursday morning. The Arsenal duo agreed to the loan deal within the first 24 hours of their new manager’s appointment as head coach.
Midfielder Eastmond and striker Watt, both 21, have each enjoyed first-team action for the Gunners and also benefited from loan spells away from the Emirates and will be eager to kick start their careers with a successful loan spell with the U’s.
Speaking to Colchester’s official website, Eastmond was quoted as saying, “The first thing I heard about the move was through my agent and he said Colchester United were one of a few clubs interested. I just want to play games so I said yes to it and I’m looking forward to the new challenge.”
Whilst Watt added, “It felt good to be training here and the lads made me feel relaxed and welcome. It looks like the manager plays the same formation as I’m used to so it should be good for me.
“I want to fight for my position in the team, keep my place if I get it and do well for the club and for myself. Hopefully, we can play well, pass the ball around, score some goals and push up the table.’
Both players have great potential and the coaching set up at Arsenal is fantastic but it is sometimes better to experience proper competitive football as it gives the players something different.
We wish them all the best.