KARLEIGH Osborne is joining Colchester United on loan from Bristol City.

The U's have confirmed that the former Millwall and Brentford defender will spend the rest of the season at the Weston Homes Community Stadium.

U's boss Tony Humes said: “We’re pleased to have Karleigh with us.

“It’s with a view to him being with us for the rest of the season.

“He’s been one that we’ve been aware of for a while and who agents have put to us.

“Bristol City have been willing to let him out but not until now.

“He’s hungry and he wants to play - he’s not had a lot of first-team football this season and he’s come to us wanting to prove himself.”

For a full interview with new U's loan signing Karleigh Osborne, see Friday's Daily Gazette.