Ex-Us keeper bound for Scotland

FORMER Colchester United keeper Ben Williams is poised to sign for Hibernian.

Williams, who rejected the offer of a new contract to stay with the U’s earlier this month, looks set to move north of the border to join the Edinburgh club in the next few days.

Ex-Manchester United trainee Williams impressed during his three years at the Weston Homes Community Stadium, following his switch from Carlisle.

But he was keen for a new challenge, and playing for Hibs as their new No. 1 in the Scottish Premier Division would satisfy that appetite.

Williams had been linked with several Championship clubs, including Ipswich Town, who remain on the look-our for a new keeper.

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Williams is set to follow in the footsteps of fellow keeper Simon Brown, who played 140 league games for Colchester before moving to Hibernian for three seasons from 2004.


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