Owen still has more in the tank.
He is unbeaten in his four league games for the U's, and said: "I've only played a few games so far, and I am happy to have started three of those.
The Irishman extended his deal through to the summer of 2017 on Friday afternoon and is now ready to help lift the U's even further up the League One table.
Fresh from signing his new contract with Colchester United, midfielder Owen Garvan believes he still has plenty more to offer the team.
.email@example.com You can sponsor either Owen's home or away kit for the rest of this season - give our commercial team a call on 01206 752020 or e-mail
"This week, we have three more games and if we can come out of those with good results, then we can start to kick away from the bottom and turn our attentions upwards."
"We need to back up those recent performances and get more points on the board.
"There is plenty of optimism in the group at the moment, but if we lose then we will be back down there, so we have got to keep going.
The U's take on Bradford in their next home game - buy your tickets now at the Saver rate!