Tony happy to land Brindley; further talks underway.
Colchester United boss Tony Humes is pleased to have moved his summer rebuilding on another step with the signing of Richard Brindley.
"He came in and fitted in very well with the squad and he showed that he is a good quality player. He needs to play games, and we can give him that opportunity.
"He showed himself to be a solid character and he is exactly the type of player we need. I believe more games he plays, the better he's going to get."
With Richard secured, Tony will now concentrate on other areas of the team that need strengthening ahead of the first game of the season in August.
The U's boss has had a strong record in the transfer market so far and is keen to make further additions.
"They are very impressed with the structure of the club and we are talking to them about what we can offer.
"We have spoken to three further players, who have been in and seen the surroundings at the training ground and the stadium.