Colchester sign experienced midfielder Woodyard

Colchester United have completed their eighth summer signing, recruiting experienced midfielder Alex Woodyard on a one-year contract.

The 31-year-old is well known to the U’s management duo, Danny and Nicky Cowley, having played for them at Concord Rangers, Braintree Town and Lincoln City.

Woodyard started his career at Southend United, where he made twelve appearances. The player has also represented Peterborough United, Tranmere Rovers (loan), AFC Wimbledon and most recently, York City.

Brian Jeeves