John McGreal has brought in Newport County’s Frank Nouble to the Colchester Community Stadium, in the hope of him spear heading a promotion charge.
Frank Nouble has joined the U’s, after an impressive season with the Welsh side.
Top scorer for the Essex outfit last season Sammie Szmodics, needs support if Colchester United are going to be at the right end of the table next season, after a middle of the road 13th finish last season in League Two
Colchester United possess an undoubtedly strong defence, Tom Eastman once again player of the season for the club.
Conceding just 52 goals last season, Colchester boasted one of the meanest defences in League Two, however they only scored 53 goals, the source of their problems which has prevented them from pushing on to challenge for a play-off spot.
Nouble claims he could score ‘double’ his tally of 10 goals for Newport last season, if he is deployed in the middle rather than out wide.
The former West Ham United man could well be the missing link Colchester United need to be a competitive force going into next season.
It would be very interesting to see Nouble and Szmodics form an understanding as a front two next season, as both have the talent to strike fear into many League Two defences.
John McGreal will certainly be hoping Nouble can provide the answer he is looking for.
Colchester United start their League Two campaign against Notts County, who have been spending fees this window on players who look very strong for League Two level.