Jabo Ibehre signs new deal with Colchester United

Jabo Ibehre

Jabo Ibehre - Credit: Archant

A main piece in the Colchester United jigsaw has been secured, with the capture of Jabo Ibehre on a long term contract.

A main piece in the Colchester United jigsaw has been secured, with the capture of Jabo Ibehre on a long term contract.

Popular front-runner Ibehre, who played such a key role in keeping the U’s in League One last season, initially on loan and then on a short-term contract, today penned a two-year deal to stay at the Essex club.

There were fears that the vastly experienced Ibehre would move on this summer, following the end of his short-term contract with Joe Dunne’s blossoming squad.

But the 30-year-old ex-Leyton Orient and MK Dons striker is now raring to go again, with the ambitious U’s, after finishing last term as the club’s joint leading scorer.


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Ibehre has flown out to join up with the rest of the Colchester squad, who are currently spending a week of pre-season training in Ireland.

Ibehre enthused: “I’m absolutely delighted to be signed up for another two years and, after last season, I’m looking forward to some good times here.

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“I can’t wait to crack on with the new season.”

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