Ladapo pens pro deal with Us
Last Updated: March 8, 2012 1:20pm
Ladapo: Signs first senior contract
Freddie Ladapo has penned his first professional contract with Colchester until the end of next season.
The promising teenage striker marked the occasion on Wednesday by bagging a brace to see off West Ham 2-0 in a reserve-team clash at the Weston Homes Community Stadium.
U's manager John Ward told the club's official website: "He's quick, bright, strong and has pace. He has got that greedy instinct of a striker and you don't want to knock that out of him.
"He is at the very early stages of his development but he could have a bright future."
Fit-again duo Ashley Vincent and Jordan Sanderson both came through 90 minutes for the reserves against West Ham as they continue their respective recoveries.