Byron Lawrence: Colchester United sign Ipswich midfielder

Colchester United have signed young midfielder Byron Lawrence on a one-year deal after he was released by Ipswich.

The 18-year-old has already featured for the U's Under-21 side and is new boss Tony Humes' first signing.

Lawrence came through the youth academy at Ipswich but only made one first-team appearance in his time at the club.

Humes told the club website:  "I think this is further evidence of how we're trying to bring exciting young talent into the club."