Fagan Agrees Season-Long U's Stay

Last updated : 25 October 2003 By Brian Cartlidge

The 20-year-old forward has impressed Colchester boss Phil Parkinson during a 10 weeks loan spell at Layer Road enough for the U's manager to turn the deal into a season long loan deal.

“Now that I’m playing regularly, it really was an easy decision to stay with Colchester. When I first arrived, I was in and out of the team, but things have settled down since then and, with first team football a bit more guaranteed, I am relaxed about my football." Fagan told the Colchester official website.

"I feel that I’ve got to grips with the pace of Second Division football now. It took a while because, however much reserve team football that you play, it is not quite the same as playing at first team level.”

Fagan will now remain at Layer Road until May next year.

Craig Fagan (Colchester) appearances
21/10/2003Division 2Stockport1-3Colchester1Y
14/10/2003LDV Vans Trophy R1Cheltenham1-3Colchester0
11/10/2003Division 2Colchester1-1Blackpool0
04/10/2003Division 2Notts County3-0Colchester0Y
30/09/2003Division 2Colchester1-1Brentford0
27/09/2003Division 2Colchester *1-0Bournemouth0
23/09/2003Carling Cup SecondRotherham1-0Colchester0
20/09/2003Division 2Peterborough1-2Colchester1Y
16/09/2003Division 2Wycombe1-2Colchester *0
13/09/2003Division 2Colchester *1-0Brighton0Y
26/08/2003Division 2Colchester *2-1Bristol City0
23/08/2003Division 2Port Vale4-3Colchester0Y
15/08/2003Division 2Colchester0-1Swindon0
12/08/2003Carling Cup First Colchester2-1Plymouth1Y
09/08/2003Division 2Barnsley1-0Colchester0
Appearances 11 (+ 4 as sub); Goals 3; Yellow cards 6; Red cards 0