Colchester United: Matt Heath departs from the U's

Colchester United have parted company with Matt Heath, but offered new deals to John White and Mark Cousins.

Defender Heath, 32, has been released after making 91 league appearances for the U's in a five-year spell.

"Of course I'm disappointed, but it obviously didn't come as a bolt out of the blue because I hadn't been playing," he told the club's website. 

It was more positive news for defender White and keeper Cousins, both 26, who are now considering the offers.