Alex Gilbey – Colchester United
Even in pre-season, if you’re captaining your side in any capacity at 19 it’s a sign that your manager has complete faith in your ability. Luckily for Alex Gilbey, that’s the kind of trust Colchester United manager Joe Dunne has placed in him and that should stand him in good stead for the season ahead.
The young midfielder made 39 appearances for the U’s last season and will look to have more influence with his team-mates after a summer of change at the club. The competitive midfielder is strong in the tackle, wearing his heart on his sleeve and Colchester have done some great business in convincing him to stay. He’ll hope that the club can stay far away from relegation this time around and that he can help the other young talents blossom for the club this season.