John Sullivan has left the door open for a return to Colchester United.

The 24-year-old goalkeeper has gone back to Charlton Athletic, following the conclusion of his loan spell at the U’s.

Sullivan wanted to extend his stint at Colchester, having spent a month at the Weston Homes Community Stadium.

But Joe Dunne decided against keeping Sullivan for longer.

The U’s boss plans to recall Mark Cousins for his side’s clash with Oldham Athletic, on Saturday.

However, Sullivan has said he would welcome a return to Colchester in the future - should the opportunity arise.

Sullivan said: “I would have loved to have extended the loan but that’s football."

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