Carl Pentney has left Colchester United by mutual consent.

The 23-year-old failed to make a senior appearance from the U's after joining them on a free transfer in August 2010.

Pentney has spent time out on loan at Chelmsford City, Woking and Bath City and is currently on loan at Blue Square Bet North side Bishop's Stortford.

The arrival of Sam Walker on loan from Chelsea until the end of the season has pushed Pentney further down the pecking order at the Weston Homes Community Stadium and he is now free to find another club, after having his contract cancelled.