Ben Coker has been offered a new contract by Colchester United.

And the attacking left-back is keen to put pen to paper with the U’s as soon as possible.

Coker is one of a number of U’s players who will see their current deals expire this summer.

But Colchester manager John Ward has already offered him the chance to stay beyond this season.

Coker said: “I’ve spoken with the gaffer and he said he wants to offer me a new contract.

“It’s great news for me and I hope to sit down and get it signed very soon.

“I didn’t want to go into the summer not having something signed and it would be good to get it wrapped up.”

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