Day by day, the start of the League Two season is drawing closer. However, while we wait, there has been plenty of action off the field this week to keep you entertained.
Here’s three stories from League Two that you may have missed this week.
Stevenage starlet Wilmot makes step up to the Premier League
Ben Wilmot has rounded off a superb campaign by earning himself a five-year-contract at Watford. Stevenage let the 18-year-old leave the Lamex Stadium thanks to an undisclosed club-record sale.
The defender made his professional debut for Stevenage in October after progressing through the Boro’s Academy ranks. He played 15 times for his club, with a Man of the Match performance coming against Reading in the FA Cup.
Also this season, he earned his first international call-up, representing England at U19 level in March, before being crowed the LFE League Two Apprentice of the Year at the EFL Awards.
Colchester United make double transfer swoop
Colchester United have recruited goalkeeper Bailey Vose and defender Noah Chesmain, subject to paperwork.
Vose, aged 20, was signed from Premier League side Brighton and Hove Albion on an undisclosed fee.
The new shot-stopper has played for the Seagulls’ U23 side and in Non-League. He could be important for the U’s next season as first choice keeper Sam Walker awaits a new deal.
Noah Chesmain, also 20, signed a one-year deal with Colchester after impressing at a recent trial. The left-back was released by Millwall having played regularly for the Lions’ U23 side.
Chesmain made his professional debut for the Lions as a seventeen-year-old in 2015, and is the U’s third summer signing after Vose.
Coventry City design one-off strip for Play-Off Final
Coventry City created a special kit for their League Two Play-Off Final against Exeter City on Monday, inspired by their 1987 FA Cup Final victory over Tottenham Hotspur.
However, it was only created due to the club running out of the 2017/18 home kit. The Sky Blues turned to the club shop after realising they were low on kit, but due to the fans’ high demand of replica kit, there wasn’t enough for the team.
Therefore, the club looked back at their 80’s Wembley triumph, and the decision seemed to have paid off as the team wore the club’s historic striped kit to a 3-1 victory under the arch.
By Matt Bates