Attacking midfielder, Sammie Szmodics, has been awarded the Sky Bet League Two player of the month award for December.
Szmodics’ purple patch has helped the U’s become genuine challengers for promotion to League One this season.
The former Stanway School pupil has been with the club since he was 7 years old and made his debut for the first team in September 2013, just a few days after his 18th birthday.
There has been much speculation linking the young midfielder with a move away from The Weston Homes Community Stadium, with clubs such as Premier League Bournemouth, also Millwall and Middlesbrough mentioned.
Szmodics has scored 11 goals in only 20 starts this season, an impressive tally for a midfielder.
Colchester continue their fight for League One football at arch rivals Wycombe, 3pm Today, January 13th.
Full report from this game and the remaining season, right here on Jumbo News.