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Colchester United have signed West Ham defender Leo Chambers on a month's loan.
The 20-year-old has played for the Hammers first team on three occasions.
Manager Kevin Keen will be hoping he can help plug a U's defence which has already conceded 78 goals this season.
Meanwhile, Northampton Town striker Sam Hoskins has agreed a new two-and-a-half year contract at Sixfields.
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Colchester United goalkeeper Sam Walker has signed a new contract to extend his stay with the club.
Walker joined the U's on a permanent basis in January 2014 after two loan spells. He's signed a new two year contract, which secures his future through to the summer of 2018.
Walker picked an injury in the Capital One Cup tie against Reading in August. It's been four months since he was last on the pitch, but he's making good progress on his recovery.
"I am absolutely delighted to have secured my future with the club. We've been talking for a while and I am really pleased to get it sorted.I am pleased that I have got a bit of security to come back to after my injury recovery is complete.
I am looking forward to the new year because I'll be on the home straight then and it won’t be too long until I'm back around it and doing some sort of work on the training ground."
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Kevin Keen has been appointed as the new manager of League One club Colchester United.
The ex West Ham United and Stoke City midfielder watched the U's lose 3-1 at Rochdale on Saturday, alongside chairman Robbie Cowling.
Colchester, who are bottom of the table, have lost their last seven league games and have won just five times this season.
The club had been searching for Tony Humes' successor since he left by mutual consent in November.
The club confirmed the news on Twitter:
Colchester United have called a press conference for 2pm this afternoon (21 December) to announce their new manager.
The U's are expected to appoint former Reading assistant Kevin Keen after he was in the stands for their defeat at Rochdale on Saturday.
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Colchester United caretaker-manager Wayne Brown has ruled himself out of taking the job full time.
The former U's player and captain says the time wasn't quite right to step into the hot seat at the Weston Homes Community Stadium.
Brown will take charge of Colchester's League One game at Rochdale on Saturday before handing over the reins.
The club hopes to appoint a full time successor to former boss Tony Humes ahead of their Boxing Day derby with Essex rivals Southend United.
"I honestly think I've made the right decision, because I want to be successful, for myself and my own career.
"But also the club means a lot to myself and I obviously want it to go in the right direction sooner rather than later.
"And I feel if I did get an opportunity and would turn things around then I would be a success.
"But short term I just feel the knowledge that I have, I wouldn't be giving myself the best opportunity that I could preparation-wise to go straight into that."
Wayne Brown explains his decision for ruling himself out of the running for the Colchester United manager's job
Colchester United chairman Robbie Cowling was keen to recruit from within after the club parted company with Humes.
His assistant Richard Hall was in charge for the 5-1 defeat at Burton in League One, with Brown and coach John McGreal sharing duties for the U's FA Cup win over Altrincham plus the recent home league defeat to Barnsley.
"I haven't slept that much with one thing and another, but all you can ask for is opportunities, so it's frustrating that this massive opportunity has come at this moment.
"I'm sure there's people that think it's just managing a group of thirty-odd players but there is so much more to it than that."
Colchester United have named their former defender Wayne Brown as caretaker manager at the club.
Brown has been in charge of the U's under 18s side and will be assisted by current under 21s boss John McGreal.
The pair will look after the first team while chairman Robbie Cowling continues his search for a permanent manager.
"Wayne Brown and John McGreal have been asked to take charge of first team matters at Colchester United on a caretaker basis whilst with the help of my fellow directors, I determine the next full-time management team.
I am pleased to say that they have both accepted those roles and I would like to express my thanks to them both for helping the club out.
I hope everyone involved with Colchester United can get behind Wayne and John and give them their full support."
Tony Humes' former assistant Richard Hall remains at the club, but a decision hasn't yet been made about his future.