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Ipswich Town defender Luke Chambers completes free transfer to Colchester United

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Ipswich Town captain Luke Chambers has completed a move to Colchester United.

It was announced at the end of the 2020/21 campaign that the defender, who made 396 appearances for the Tractor Boys following his arrival from Nottingham Forest in 2012, was not having his contract renewed.

Chambers had been linked with a free transfer to the likes of Gillingham, but it has been revealed this evening that the centre-back has opted to drop down to League Two with the U's.

Luke Chambers has joined Colchester United. Picture: Barry Goodwin
Luke Chambers has joined Colchester United. Picture: Barry Goodwin

The move will see Chambers swiftly reunited with Cole Skuse – the midfielder having made the same move just last month.

Chambers, who has agreed a two-year deal at the JobServe Community Stadium, told the Colchester website: "It's something that really interested me with how the club dealt with the last year, obviously it wasn't the season on the pitch that the club wanted."

"The chairman put a plan in place to get us in a position for this year to be able to really try and do something.

"That appealed to me straight away. I want to be coming to a club that has aspirations of being promoted and wanting to improve."

Chambers is the second player to have departed Portman Road today after Gwion Edwards accepted an offer to join fellow League One outfit Wigan Athletic.

As well as Chambers, Colchester have also announced the arrival of midfielder Luke Hannant from Cambridge United.

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