Pell off to Accrington following U’s release

Brian Jeeves

Harry Pell has put pen to paper on a three-year contract at Sky Bet League One outfit Accrington Stanley, following his release from Colchester United.

The former U’s skipper, made 89 appearances for the North Essex outfit, finding the net on 25 occasions in all competition, including a vital strike during their 2-0 derby victory over Southend United, a result which as good as secured Colchester’s EFL status.

Speaking to, the 29-year-old said: “Every time I have come here, I have hated playing here, coming up against the gaffer’s teams. They are high energy, horrible to play against, loads of enthusiasm and I think that’s why I will get on here.

“I have seen the way the team have played and I am looking to come in here and stamp a bit of my own authority on it and looking to add to what the gaffer has going on here.

“When I knew Accrington Stanley was interested, I came down here and was blown away by what the club is trying to do, the way they are trying to do it and the togetherness is key for me.

“It’s something I have taken time to think about as it’s a big move for me and my family, it’s one I am really excited about.”


Brian Jeeves