Midfielder beginning to consider coaching opportunities.
"He's a solid professional and a good person, all of which lends itself to his coaching career."
"He's been great around the dressing room and supported myself and Richard very well, giving us his insight from a player's perspective.
Tony said: "David picked up the injury just after we took over and, whilst getting back to full fitness, he's seen what we're trying to do and has thought that it might be time for him to look at what the next step of his career might be.
David, who played 52 times for the U's, had his contracted cancelled by mutual consent, and Tony believes he will make an excellent coach should he venture down that route.
Colchester United boss Tony Humes believes that David Wright has one eye on entering the world of coaching, having left the U's on Wednesday.
"The Coventry game was perhaps the first one where there was a bit of an indicator that the young players had played a lot of games.
"It's not a problem to me that we have a young squad. It's if players are able to handle it game in, game out – that's the question.