COLCHESTER United’s new signing Aramide Oteh will naturally be hoping to hit the ground running for his new club tomorrow.

And it just so happens that the QPR loanee could get the chance to do so at a venue he has shown a particular liking to, on past visits.

Oteh, who joined the U’s on loan from the Championship club, was on target on his last appearance at the Globe Arena last November, helping Stevenage claim a 1-1 draw at Morecambe.

And the previous season, the 22-year-old striker was on target at the same ground when he netted against the Shrimps while on loan for Bradford City in a 2-1 win in October, 2019.

Indeed, Oteh has developed a habit of scoring against Morecambe, having found the net on three separate occasions against them.

“I scored up there for Stevenage earlier this season and also for Bradford there last season, so hopefully I can do that again,” said Oteh, who scored four times in 13 league appearances on loan at Stevenage during his three-month loan spell at the Hertfordshire club.

“You could say that it’s a bit of a happy hunting ground for me.”

Oteh, who started his career with Spurs prior to joining QPR in the summer of 2017, is already pretty familiar with League Two football following his loan spells with Stevenage and Bradford.

He has already made 60 league career appearances to date, including 17 for QPR.

“There was interest from Colchester in the summer but unfortunately, it didn’t get done,” said Oteh, who netted four goals in his seven starts and six substitute appearances during his time at Stevenage.

“I’ve been watching Colchester for a while now.

“I watched the play-off against Exeter and they were unlucky not to win it.

“The football there was great as well, as it has been this season.

“There’s been a small dip but with the quality that they have, hopefully we can get in the play-offs.

“I played last season until January for Bradford and the same this season for Stevenage, so I know League Two is a tough league to play in.

“There’s quite a lot of long balls but I know Colchester like to play football.

“When I was at Stevenage, we played Colchester and we just got popped off the park.

“It was just exciting to see that I’ve come into a team that suits the way I play football.

“It blew me away the way their football was played and the amount of chances that they created, so I’m excited to be here.”