Colchester United have signed Cole Skuse.
The experienced midfield player will join the U's on July 1st, after spending eight years at Ipswich Town.
Having put pen to paper on a two year contract, (subject to the usual ratification from the relevent bodies), Skuse will be with the U's until the summer of 2023, .
Before playing 278 times for the Tractor Boys, he was at Bristol City where he notched up 307 appearances after coming through the Ashton Gate Academy.
The U's acted quickly after the end of the season and Cole's departure from Ipswich was confirmed, and Director of Football Tony Humes feels that it was good business on two fronts.
He said: "It's fantastic for us to get Cole in and done so quickly."
"He's a quality midfielder that will certainly add to what we have here already, but he's also a great role model to have around our younger players.
"His standards and professionalism will always be extremely high and that can only be good for the other lads.
"Playing the number of games he has, at the level he has, proves how good his footballing qualities are, and him being here is great for the club and can only be good for the likes of Noah Chilvers and Brendan Wirdeu to learn from."