Date: 23rd July 2015 at 7:46pm
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Colchester could soon be adding former Stoke youngster Tomi Adeloye a contract but trialists Olly Lee and Sherwin Grot have had their last chance and aren’t joining the U’s.

Adeloye, who was on the books of Charlton prior to Stoke, was released at the end of last season but has been another of those training with us recently and Tony Humes has been impressed by the teenager.

Humes has told the Gazette earlier this week an offer should be made to him soon after being impressed by him against Bishop’s Stortford.

‘We’re looking at Tomi very closely – he has got good pedigree and good calibre.

‘I thought he did quite well against Bishop’s Stortford and I think he’s someone we’ll be looking to sort out something.

A future in our first-team could await the 19-year-old but our initial interest is to bring him in to play for the U21 side to continue his development, adding.

‘We have to see if he wants to come to us – I don’t know if he has had any other offers. But Tomi is going to be an under-21 player looking to try to break into the first team, if he does well.

‘He has good attributes and his movement is very good – he’s a big strong boy and he’s someone we’d be interested in.’

I’m a little surprised that Lee hasn’t done enough to get a deal but Humes feels we’ve got enough of his type and he isn’t needed, which is understandable.

As for Dutch trialist Grot it was decided in his 45-minutes against Stortford enough was seen to know he wasn’t ‘quite right for us.’


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