Colchester United have completed the permanent signing of defender Jamie Harney from Premier League side West Ham United.

The centre-back, who initially joined the U's on loan last November, has now signed a deal with the club that will keep him at the Weston Homes Community Stadium until the summer of 2016.

Harney, who is a Northern Ireland under-21 international, has so far made one senior appearance for the U's after coming on as a substitute in their defeat at MK Dons, last November.

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