Colchester United manager Tony Humes is pleased to have secured the permanent transfer of Matthew Briggs.The defender, who impressed during a loan spell at the Weston Homes Community Stadium last season, has put pen to paper on a two-year-deal, becoming the club’s third addition of the summer.
It's a deal which has pleased Humes, with the U’s boss suggesting that Briggs could develop into a pivotal player for his side.
"He has got a lot of the attributes we’re looking for and he showed at the end of the season that he’s improving with games," Humes said to the club’s official site.
"You're looking at him fitting into the back four as an attacking left-back and he has a real physicality and technical ability. He has got those attributes in abundance.
"He still needs to get better on some of the defensive parts of the game, but that will come through his knowledge and understanding of playing every week.
"He will gain confidence in playing regular football and get that consistency and, with all of his attributes, he's got real potential to push on."