Richard ready for regular football.Colchester United's first summer signing is ready to kick on and play regular first team football after his switch to the Weston Homes Community Stadium.
And, with his future secured, he is now ready to realise his potential.
He said: "I'm looking forward to next season and being a part of this club. I enjoyed my loan spell and hope to have the same sorts of results over the next couple of years.
The team were a tight knit group towards the end of last season, winning five and drawing three of their last ten games.
That experience will no doubt be of benefit to the team as they prepare for a fresh assault on League One in 2015/16.