Ryan Jackson says he is happy his future to Colchester United after signing a new two-year deal with the club.

The reliable right-back, who had another year to run on his previous deal, has now committed his future to the U's until 2020.

Jackson told the Daily Gazette: “I’ve really enjoyed my time at Colchester so far and I’m excited to commit my future to the club for another two years.

“I really enjoyed my first season at the club and I’m already really looking forward to next year.

“Playing near enough every week is the aim for any player so I was very pleased with how my first season went and fortunately, I stayed pretty much injury free.

“The way that Colchester play suited me down to a tee and that helped me to gel straight away.

“It’s a good group of lads and I’ve really enjoyed it."

Jackson signed for Colchester on a free transfer from League One side Gillingham, last summer.

The 27-year-old made a total of 45 appearances for John McGreal's side, this season.

Jackson joins Brennan Dickenson and Tom Lapslie in recently extending his stay at Colchester, as the League Two club aim to create a squad capable of challenging for promotion, next season.