Powerful full back who was the U's first signing of the summer in 2015. Richard joined the U’s on a full time basis after a successful loan spell where he helped the team to League One safety in 2014/15. Originally of Norwich City’s academy, Richard made his name locally whilst playing for Chelmsford City. He was soon signed by Chesterfield, before making the move across to Rotherham. It was from the Millers that he joined Colchester on loan and he has retained his spot at right back in League Two, with a series of impressive performances in the U’s 3-5-2 formation.