From U’s to O’s for Sean Clohessy

Sean Clohessy, left, in action for the U's against Scunthorpe's Rory Fallon

Sean Clohessy, left, in action for the U's against Scunthorpe's Rory Fallon - Credit: Richard Blaxall/Focus Images Ltd

Former Colchester United vice-captain, Sean Clohessy, has today signed for Leyton Orient.

Clohessy was released by the U’s at the start of this summer, after completing just one year of his two-year contract.

The former Southend United right-back, recruited by then-U’s boss Joe Dunne from Kilmarnock last summer, began last season as the regular right-back for the League One side.

But Clohessy endured a difficult second half of the season, which eventually saw him out-in-the-cold and overlooked for the first team squad during the run-in.

Clohessy’s Colchester career effectively came to an end when he refused to shake hands with U’s boss Tony Humes, after being substituted during the 2-0 defeat at Doncaster Rovers at the end of February. He did not play again.

The 28-year-old has been snapped up by Leyton Orient, who were relegated at the end of last season, on a two-year deal.

Manager Humes has already found a ready-replacement at right-back, with Richard Brindley signing as a free agent from Rotherham earlier this month.

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Brindley impressed during a loan spell at the end of last term.

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