Matt Mk II for U's

THE U's have snapped up their second new player of the summer, with Matt Lockwood joining Matt Heath as a new recruit for next season's campaign in League One.

Carl Marston

THE U's have snapped up their second new player of the summer, with Matt Lockwood joining Matt Heath as a new recruit for next season's campaign in League One.

The Essex club agreed a fee with Nottingham Forest for Lockwood a fortnight ago, and the 31-year-old left-back finally agreed personal terms today, just four days after his wedding.

Lockwood is a player with bags of experience, particularly over a nine-year period with Leyton Orient, and U's stalwart Karl Duguid has already described him as "one of the best left-backs at this level."


You may also want to watch:


Become a Supporter

This newspaper has been a central part of community life for many years. Our industry faces testing times, which is why we're asking for your support. Every contribution will help us continue to produce local journalism that makes a measurable difference to our community.

Become a Supporter