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Harry Keen To Make His Mark

Midfielder wants to push on with U's

10 May 2018

Colchester United's latest signing believes that the U's are the perfect club for him to develop his career, following his switch to Essex on Thursday.

The 26-year-old has over 300 senior games under his belt and, after two years at Cheltenham, he returns to his native county to help the U's promotion ambitions.

Speaking after signing with John McGreal's side, he said: "I'm really optimistic about the move and I am thankful for those who have brought me here, I can't wait to get going.

"I first heard of the interest last year and for whatever reason, it didn't quite happen, but I've known for a few weeks now about Colchester being interested again.

"I fully believe that this is the place for me to develop my career and I want to help move the team forward.

"I'm an Essex lad, so it's like coming home really. The family are buzzing and will no doubt come to games and become Colchester fans."

6'4" Harry started at Charlton and has gone on to play for Bristol Rovers, Hereford United and AFC Wimbledon prior to being at Cheltenham and is keen to impose himself on the U's midfield

He added: "I will bring a bit of experience to the side, and I like to see myself as a box to box midfielder who can chip in with a goal. I want to be an organiser and I'm looking forward to meeting the lads and pushing forward.

"I had a good chat with the gaffer and Tony Humes and all they said was exactly what I want to hear.

"The training ground is fantastic and it's the right time for me to move back home and bring my young family with me. It's all really positive and itching to get going."

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