CHARLIE Daniels has left Colchester United after his contract was terminated by mutual consent.

The 35-year-old left-back, who joined the U's on a free transfer last summer, has departed the JobServe Community Stadium.

Daniels' last game for the club was at Forest Green Rovers last week, his 500th career appearance.

The experienced left-back, who played 265 times for AFC Bournemouth with 129 of them coming in the Premier League, played 19 times in total for the U's.

Colchester have moved quickly to replace Daniels today by signing left-back Myles Kenlock from Ipswich Town on loan, until the end of the season.

U's director of football Tony Humes told the U's website: "It's been great to have someone with Charlie's quality in the squad, both for what he did as a player on the pitch, and how good he has been in passing on his experience to the younger players off the pitch.


"He has played at the highest level, and hopefully our young lads will take on board what he has said, and can use it going forward in their careers.

"It was agreed that his contract could be mutually terminated, we thank him for his time here and wish him well."

Prior to coming on as a late substitute for Forest Green last week, Daniels had not started a game for Colchester since featuring in their 3-0 defeat at Walsall, on December 11.

Cameron Coxe has been playing regularly at left-back and left wing-back for Colchester over recent weeks, with Ryan Clampin still sidelined with a long-term injury.

Daniels started his career at Tottenham Hotspur, where he had loan spells at Chesterfield and Leyton Orient.

The Harlow-born defender left Spurs to sign for the O's on a permanent basis in 2008 and made nearly 150 appearances for the London side, before joining AFC Bournemouth in 2011.

Daniels played his part in helping the Cherries win promotion to the Premier League under Eddie Howe and was a key member of their squad in the top flight.

After leaving Bournemouth, Daniels had spells in League One last season for Shrewsbury Town and Portsmouth and was a free agent this summer, before joining the U's.