Kwame Poku can challenge for a first-team place at Colchester United next season.

That’s the view of Worthing coach Aarran Racine after the starlet made the move to the League Two outfit.

A number of standout performances from the emerging prospect during his short spell at Woodside Road alerted U’s scouts.

And after impressing while on trial with the club at the end of last season, Poku signed his first professional contract and is set to join up with Colchester’s under-23 team later this summer.
But former Forest Green Rovers skipper Racine believes the 18-year-old should be setting his sights higher.

He said: “There’s no reason why Kwame can’t kick on with the under-23s and get into their first team next season.

“He’s shown potential and he could be doing that, we’re hoping he does.”

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