Watford striker Gavin Massey joins Colchester United on free transfer

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First published in Sport Watford Observer: Photograph of the Author by , Deputy Group Sports Editor

Watford striker Gavin Massey has joined Colchester United on a free transfer.

The 19-year-old had two loan spells at Colchester and has now joined the club on a permanent basis.

Watford have let Massey leave on a free transfer and the striker, who was once a target for Liverpool, has signed a three-year contract.

Colchester boss John Ward told their official website: "I am very happy to get him back. Things have changed a lot at Watford over the past few months and so we made an enquiry about his services and have now come up with this deal.

"Gavin is young enough to develop further and we saw a lot of promise last year in his play. He can now settle himself down and develop that promise into something more formidable.

"Gavin and Freddie are both bright young players, so hopefully they will be able to progress here, either taking us with them or moving on individually.

"We will benefit from some good things whilst they're here."

Massey made four first-team appearances as a substitute but struggled to break into the first-team in his two years as a professional.

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5:36pm Tue 21 Aug 12

Roger "Studs" Joslyn says...

This stories last 3 words are "more to follow" Does that mean more on this story - or more players to follow Massey out the door!!
This stories last 3 words are "more to follow" Does that mean more on this story - or more players to follow Massey out the door!! Roger "Studs" Joslyn
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5:54pm Tue 21 Aug 12

Bush Hornet says...

Surprised he's gone for no fee. Good luck to the lad anyway
Surprised he's gone for no fee. Good luck to the lad anyway Bush Hornet
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6:01pm Tue 21 Aug 12

a1derek says...

I am really sorry to have to report I have just been told Tom Smith is going to Cardiff - booo!
I am really sorry to have to report I have just been told Tom Smith is going to Cardiff - booo! a1derek
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6:02pm Tue 21 Aug 12

aussihornet says...

For FREE! Mad!
Bargain!

Then again we gave him a chance, never took it, with other quality coming in, no chance!

Good luck.
For FREE! Mad! Bargain! Then again we gave him a chance, never took it, with other quality coming in, no chance! Good luck. aussihornet
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6:40pm Tue 21 Aug 12

smalon says...

aussihornet wrote:
For FREE! Mad!
Bargain!

Then again we gave him a chance, never took it, with other quality coming in, no chance!

Good luck.
It might be for no fee now but we get a percentage if they sell him on, we don't know.
Good luck to the lad.
[quote][p][bold]aussihornet[/bold] wrote: For FREE! Mad! Bargain! Then again we gave him a chance, never took it, with other quality coming in, no chance! Good luck.[/p][/quote]It might be for no fee now but we get a percentage if they sell him on, we don't know. Good luck to the lad. smalon
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7:41pm Tue 21 Aug 12

Noodlehornet says...

a1derek wrote:
I am really sorry to have to report I have just been told Tom Smith is going to Cardiff - booo!
I hope its the Ipswich Town one...
[quote][p][bold]a1derek[/bold] wrote: I am really sorry to have to report I have just been told Tom Smith is going to Cardiff - booo![/p][/quote]I hope its the Ipswich Town one... Noodlehornet
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8:28pm Tue 21 Aug 12

Mickey Quinn, not so thin says...

I'm amazed they didn't loan him out again. He's only 19, bit early to give up on him.
I'm amazed they didn't loan him out again. He's only 19, bit early to give up on him. Mickey Quinn, not so thin
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11:30pm Tue 21 Aug 12

jasonwatford says...

not good enough .... like many so good when young but just didnt move on...will make a living in lower league,
not good enough .... like many so good when young but just didnt move on...will make a living in lower league, jasonwatford
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1:18pm Thu 23 Aug 12

Chris the Vic says...

Too young for us needs to be 35.

Will make a living in lower leagues....hmmm a bit like Theo Robinson now who does he play for?
Too young for us needs to be 35. Will make a living in lower leagues....hmmm a bit like Theo Robinson now who does he play for? Chris the Vic
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