Colchester United youngsters sign new deals

Four young Colchester United players have signed professional contracts with the League One club.

Midfielder Bradley Hamilton, 19, who made his senior debut against Tranmere in April, has agreed a one-year deal.

Goalkeeper Shaun Phillips and wingers Tosin Olufemi and Ryan Melaugh have signed two-year contracts.

The quartet follow in the footsteps of midfielder Alex Gilbey and striker Freddie Ladapo, who agreed professional deals with the U's last month.

In addition, winger Drey Wright, who is the son of former Ipswich midfielder Jermaine Wright, has been offered a two-year deal.