Date: 6th November 2015 at 5:30pm
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Sammie Szmodics was sent out on loan recently to get himself some regular first-team football, which he isn’t going to get at Colchester just yet.

His loan exit to Braintree Town was announced on the Official Website ahead of last weekend.

Szmodics’ one-month spell began with a bang as the midfielder got himself on the scoresheet against Macclesfield just a short time after his arrival, which should bring him five-matches with him set to return to Colchester on 28th November.

On this move he said.

‘I’ve been back and fully fit for a little while now and I’m looking forward to going out and playing some competitive football.

‘I went training with them last night and they’re all looking forward to Saturday’s game, so it’ll be good to be part of the group. They’ve been winning a lot of games recently and scoring a lot of goals, so hopefully I can help.’

An injury earlier in the season held him back but, as he’s himself said, he’s now ready to get the games under his belt then come back stronger for it.

The example of Alex Gilbey, who had a spell with Newport when they were in Non-League, was one that helped him into the Colchester first-team with this a similar path the U’s midfielder is hoping to take, adding.

‘Alex went out when he was a bit younger than me and it worked really well for him and it is definitely a good opportunity.

‘It will be good to get playing and get my touch and confidence back and hopefully I will come back better and stronger, ready to fight for my place once again.’

Competition for midfield places are fierce at the Weston Homes Community Stadium but an impressive month away with Braintree will help him with those chances of giving Tony Humes a selection headache.

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