Tom Eastman has committed his future to Colchester United after signing a new two-year deal with the club.

The 25-year-old defender will remain at the Weston Homes Community Stadium until 2019, after agreeing to stay with the U's.

Eastman said: "I had an option on my contract on the club's side and they decided to take that up and keep me. I signed an extra year on top so my contract is for the next two years.

"I'm really looking forward to being here for another two years and getting us back into League One."

Eastman is currently Colchester's longest-serving player, having made more than 230 appearances for the club.

The Colchester-born centre-back joined the U's from neighbours Ipswich Town in the summer of 2011.

Colchester are yet to confirm whether or not their remaining out-of-contract players from last season will be staying at the club.

Richard Brindley, George Elokobi, Dean Brill, Lewis Kinsella, Kane Vincent-Young, Drey Wright, Diaz Wright and Charley Edge were all offered new deals, at the end of last season.