Colchester United have strengthened their forward options further this afternoon after completing the signing of experienced striker Frank Nouble.

The 26-year-old former West Ham United youngster has completed a move to the U's and signed a two-year deal, after rejecting the chance to stay at their League Two rivals Newport County.

The Daily Gazette revealed earlier this week that Colchester were tracking Nouble, who has also played for the likes of Ipswich Town and Southend United.

And now the U's have got their man, to make it three signings in the space of two days following the arrival of fellow forward Aaron Collins on a season-long loan from Wolves and goalkeeper Ethan Ross on a free transfer from West Brom.

Nouble, who played in the Premier League for the Hammers after joining them from Chelsea's academy, was one of Newport’s most regular starters, this season and played against Colchester in the U's 2-1 win in South Wales, last October.

The well-travelled 6ft 3in front man, who has also had spells at the likes of Wolves, Coventry City and Gillingham, hit the net ten times for Michael Flynn’s side during the course of their 2017-18 campaign.

Nouble, who is capped at England under-17 and under-19 level, will certainly provide a physical presence in the U's attack, following his move to the JobServe Community Stadium.