“This is a chance for me to start afresh’ – Colchester United new recruit Chris Porter

New U's signing Chris Porter tussles with Magnus Okuonghae

New U's signing Chris Porter tussles with Magnus Okuonghae - Credit: Richard Blaxall

Colchester United new signing, Chris Porter, has only played five minutes in the Football League this season, but he is ready and waiting to lead the U’s front-line this weekend.

Target man Porter signed from Sheffield United on an 18-month contract this morning, and is expected to spearhead the U’s attack against Leyton Orient on Saturday.

“I’m feeling fresh, rather than rusty,” insisted Porter.

“I’m a fit lad, and I’m ready to start playing games.

“I haven’t played as much as I would have liked this season, especially after finishing as Sheffield United’s leading scorer last season, and then signing an extension to my contract last summer.

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“It’s been frustrating not to be involved, but this is a chance for me to start afresh,” added Porter.

Experienced striker Porter, aged 31, has made five appearances in all for the Blades this season, but only one in League One – as an 85th minute substitute in a 1-0 home defeat to Barnsley on November 1.

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He has totalled more than 300 first team appearances in his career, and bagged 11 goals in 45 senior outings for the Blades last season.

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