CONNOR Hall has sent a message to Colchester United and their supporters following his departure from the club.

The 31-year-old has left the U's and re-joined their League Two rivals Port Vale for an undisclosed fee, signing a contract until the summer of 2026, at Vale Park.

Hall joined Colchester in January 2023 from Port Vale and made 63 league and cup appearances during his time with the club, scoring twice.

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The experienced centre-back was named club captain in July 2023 and made 43 appearances for the U's last season but has now departed for a fresh challenge, after returning to his old club Vale.

Writing on social media, Hall sent a message to Colchester and their fans after departing the club.


He said: 'Colchester...thank you for playing a part in my football career.

'Owner, training ground staff, management team and players all fantastic people and I'm glad to have met you all.

'You have 2 great guys in charge Danny and Nicky, I enjoyed working with them both and both have an incredible work ethic.

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'The's been a very rocky ride the last18 months, I'm proud to have represented this club and I hope you all get to enjoy the upcoming season more than the previous few as you deserve it.

'I felt it was right for me to leave once this new opportunity came up.

'Sometime it just doesn't work out but I wish you all the best in the future.'


Hall is one of a host of players to leave Colchester, since the end of last season.

The likes of Jay Mingi, Jayden Fevrier, John Akinde and Tom Dallison have also departed the JobServe Community Stadium, ahead of the forthcoming 2024-25 campaign.