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Chambers Joins U's

Experienced defender makes move to north Essex

10 June 2021

Colchester United have captured the signature of former Ipswich Town captain Luke Chambers on a two-year deal, subject to the approval of the usual relevant bodies.

The experienced defender follows his Tractor Boys' teammate Cole Skuse in signing for Colchester United, leaving Portman Road after nine years with Ipswich Town. 

Thirty-five-year-old Chambers brings vast experience to the U's camp after making almost 800 professional appearances in a eighteen-year career. 

Beginning his career at Northampton Town, Chambers' made 149 times for the Cobblers between 2003 and 2007, then making the switch to Nottingham Forest. 

While at Forest, Luke helped his side to promotion from League One, then into the top six of the Championship in a five-year spell at the City Ground, switching to Ipswich Town in 2012.

A regular in the team at Portman Road, Chambers spent many of his 396 games for Ipswich Town as captain, and entering the top ten appearance makers for the Suffolk club before his departure. 

And after his Ipswich Town career was brought to an end at the close of the 2020/21 season, Chambers is looking forward to a new challenge with the U's going into the next campaign. 

He told us: "It's something that really interested me with how the club dealt with the last year, obviously it wasn't the season on the pitch that the club wanted."

"The Chairman put a plan in place to get us in a position for this year to be able to really try and do something.

"That appealed to me straight away - I want to be coming to a club that has aspirations of being promoted and wanting to improve."


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