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Town Eyeing Move for Departing Colchester Full-Back
Saturday, 23rd Jun 2018 20:00

TWTD understands the Blues are weighing-up a move for Colchester United’s Kane Vincent-Young, who is out of contract and set to leave the U’s this summer.

Although right-footed, the 22-year-old has largely played as a left wing-back or left-back for Colchester and can also operate as a winger.

Vincent-Young was offered a new contract by the Essex side towards the end of last season but the deadline for him to sign has now passed. Although a free agent from July 1st, due to his age, the U’s would be due compensation.

Camden-born Vincent-Young was with the Tottenham academy - where he will have been coached by Bryan Klug during his spell working in the Spurs youth set-up - before being released in 2014 when he signed for Colchester after impressing on trial following a short stint in non-league with Banbury United.

Having broken into the League Two side's first team at the start of 2015/16, 5ft 11in tall Vincent-Young made 62 starts and 18 sub appearances for the U's, scoring once.

That strike, against Forest Green Rovers in August, won Colchester’s Goal of the Season trophy, while he was also named the club’s Young Player of the Year.

Meanwhile, AFC Wimbledon boss Neal Ardley says he expects out-of-contract striker Lyle Taylor, 28, who has been linked with the Blues among a number of other sides, to leave his club this summer.

“At the end of last season I had a good chat with Lyle and his agent. We put in an exceptional offer, for us, to try and keep him,” he told the South London Press

“Without Lyle actually saying it, the feeling is he has done a wonderful job over the last three years and has seen some of his team-mates go on to bigger and better things.

“His heart may be at challenging himself at a slightly bigger club in his prime, I don’t blame him.

“Without him saying anything to me or telling me he’s not coming back, I’m pretty confident that Lyle has got a number of clubs in for him and is going to choose one of them to take him to the next level of his career.

“He has got the ability to play in the Championship. Has he got the consistency to play in the Championship? Are there ones looking thinking he could be a bit of a gamble or a solid option? I don’t know.

“There is a small chance that Lyle will end up at a Championship club but I would’ve thought he would probably end up getting a decent contract at a good League One club, that’s more likely.”

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boroughblue added 20:11 - Jun 23
So wing backs again next season? Knudsen moving to a left sided CB full time? Suppose this is plausible. ngl I always take reports a lot more seriously when they read "TWTD understands"

Know nothing about the lad though tbf

12th_Man added 20:11 - Jun 23
We normally do well with Colchester players

ivandeighton added 20:15 - Jun 23
Hurst knowing the lower league players looking good

frankietheman12 added 20:18 - Jun 23
Got a feeling hurst might not rate Knudsen, expecting quite a few exciting changes in the back line this coming season with chalobah also looking likely

Jewels added 20:29 - Jun 23
If Hurst is a decent Manager I am sure he will come to the conclusion that Knudson is not good enough to play at this level. Neither is Spence.

leftie1972 added 20:41 - Jun 23
He is but he’s better as a CB.

TractorRoyNo1 added 20:44 - Jun 23
Jewels - is this the same Knutsen who is in Russia at present?

muccletonjoe added 21:02 - Jun 23
Maybe an entirely new back 4 coming up next season. A welcome change imo

iaintaylorx added 21:14 - Jun 23
Don’t know much about the lad, but heard he is pacey! Wouldn’t mind the other wing back, Dickensen though. Brilliant player!!

guentchev added 21:45 - Jun 23
Watched a few Colchester U games last season and Vincent-Young mainly operates as a LW..so Knudsens place isn't in any danger...

jas0999 added 23:34 - Jun 23
Seen him play on a number of occasions. Looks decent. Championship quality? That remains to be seen. Looks okay at division two level.

PJewellisaGod added 02:54 - Jun 24
Decent enough in league 2. Their RWB (Brennan Dickenson) is their real star though. Wonder if this means Knudsen is likely to leave?

trumpy added 07:31 - Jun 24
Different subject, does anyone know when the Exeter game is? Is it Monday 13 and is it live on Eurosport?

Juanforthemoney added 08:58 - Jun 24
If this is true, I am worried where Kenlock now fits in?

Fat_Boy_Tim added 11:10 - Jun 24
We will be linked with every potential winger for months now. Kenlock and Knudsen will be kept as full backs and Knudsen potentially as a centre back. In theory we could play all three!

cat added 12:06 - Jun 24
I think many posters on here have short memories when it come to exactly how woeful our defence really is, or don’t attend many games. With the exception of CCV and cameo appearances from Webster last season, the rest of our defence are pony. If we want to challenge for top 6, then they simply ain’t good enough, and that includes our ‘captain calamity’

On a more positive note, COME ON ENGLAND

Ipswichbusiness added 16:24 - Jun 24
Centre-backs, wingers and a target man I can understand, but not full-backs.

Essexipswichboy added 20:10 - Jun 24
Players let go by Colchester and Wimbledon
Let's snap them up so they can get us in the premiership

BlueandTruesince82 added 20:59 - Jun 24
2 players who chose not to sign the contracts they were offered at the respective clubs actually.


armchaircritic59 added 22:11 - Jun 24
Wonder if PH is thinking of the possibility of playing two different systems as the needs may dictate, as if you're playing wing backs, you don't want wingers and vice versa?

Essexipswichboy added 09:25 - Jun 25

Skip73 added 11:24 - Jun 25
Essex ipswichboy. That is the typical childish reaction of a schoolkid who has been proven wrong.

BlueandTruesince82 added 12:04 - Jun 25
Oh Skip, surely you know by now that for some facts will never get in the way of club bashing.

There is actually no evidence to suggest we are in for either yet, of course that could change but you know. Whatever.

MickMillsTash added 12:23 - Jun 25
We need good Full backs - Since Mings left we have been lacking quality here
Knudsen is a good defender

If we cannot get any of the centre midfielders fit then this needs addressing ASAP
expecting 46 games out of Chalobah will be optimistic

Essexipswichboy added 22:28 - Jun 27
Hmmm let me see
How do we know what the offers were
Maybe if their clubs at the time had offered a bit more they might stay!!!!
But maybe they didn't think they were worth it ........ There are 2 sides to all stories
SO proofed wrong was I.....i don't see any proof sense why I whatever.

Typical bullies straight away having a go a people's opinion behind a screen

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