Colchester United have bolstered their defensive ranks with the addition of centre half Chris Forino-Joseph.
18-year-old Chris will start life with the U's U23s, as he returns to the professional game after a two year hiatus.
The centre half spent six years with Brentford between the ages of 10 and 16, but stepped out to concentrate on his education.
He faced the U's for Cheshunt U18s in the FA Youth Cup last season and returned for a trial at Florence Park later in the campaign.
Having impressed in that two month spell, he has returned in pre-season and has now penned a one year contract with the U's.