Richard Brindley has revealed he snubbed other offers before agreeing to join Colchester United.

And the attacking right-back has not ruled out the possibility of signing for the U’s on a permanent basis, this summer.

Brindley, 21, has arrived at Colchester on loan from Championship side Rotherham United until the end of the season.

The former Chelmsford City defender has found his first-team opportunities limited at the New York Stadium and says he is glad to link up with the U’s – despite their precarious league position.

Brindley said: “I’m very happy to have signed for Colchester on loan until the end of the season.

“There were other options I had turned down before I agreed to the Colchester move and I think that this one was the right one for me.

“I’ve spoken to the manager here and getting regular games coming to the end of the season is really good for me.

“I’ve had a look at the fixtures and there are some tough games coming up but I’m looking forward to playing my part in the remaining eight games.

“I haven’t really thought too much about the league position and I’m not really worried about that – it’s a great opportunity for me.”

Colchester boss Tony Humes has hinted that there is a chance Brindley’s loan move could become permanent in the summer and the full-back admitted that is definitely an option.

“The manager and I have spoken about the future and it’s definitely something that I would consider,” said Brindley, who has also had loan spells at Scunthorpe United and Oxford United this season.

“Playing regular football is something that I really want to do and the Colchester manager understands that.

“But I can’t say any more than that because I am still contracted to Rotherham.

“I have a one-year option there and I will sit down and discuss things with both Rotherham and Colchester, at the end of the season.”

Brindley will feel at home at Colchester, with his parents Jim and Madeline having lived in the town for many years.

“It’s co-incidental that this opportunity has come my way and I would have been happy to join, even if my parents hadn’t have been living here,” added Norwich-born Brindley, whose father Jim is a Hospital Radio Colchester volunteer.

“But it’s ideal and my parents keep track of how Colchester are getting on.

“It’s their local club and they’ve always supported me - they won’t have far to come and watch me now!”