By Full Contact News and Views
Full Contact client Richard Brindley has today signed for League One club Colchester United, putting pen to paper on a two year deal.
Richard, 22, played eight games on loan at the U’s at the end of the recent season (from his then parent club Rotherham United) and played a vital part in a remarkable escape from relegation. Despite interest from a number of other clubs, Richard today decided to commit his long term future to the Essex club.
Lee Payne, Full Contact’s Head of Football, commented “Richard was perhaps unfortunate to not be given more opportunities at Rotherham. When he was thrown in, whether it be at Wembley in the League One play-off final, or away to Norwich City at Carrow Road in the Championship, he excelled and indeed anyone who saw him against Norwich would probably be amazed to hear that it was the only start he was given in the Championship. However, Richard showed his real quality in those last few games of the season at Colchester, and in the crunch games against Swindon and Preston he was fantastic. The decision to sign for Colchester permanently was an easy one; if Richard can start next season in the same fashion as he has just ended this one, and play to that level week in, week out, then it will not be long before people start taking notice.”
Dan Chapman, Full Contact’s senior partner, said “Richard was one of the first clients Full Contact took on after we launched three years ago, and at the time he was playing for Chelmsford in the Conference South division. His career has been slightly unusual; progressive moves up the divisions signified his obvious talent but he has lacked the game time that we would have liked. After the Colchester loan went so well, we have worked hard with Tony Humes and Robbie Cowling who were so keen to retain Richard’s services, and we are pleased that Richard now has an opportunity to play the number of games – at age 22 – that he really needs.”
All at Full Contact wish Richard and Colchester all the best for the forthcoming 2015/2016 season.
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