Matt Lockwood has admitted he cannot wait for his Colchester United nightmare to end.

The experienced defender will be released on a free transfer this summer, after a forgettable spell with the U’s.

Lockwood signed for Colchester from Nottingham Forest, two years ago.

However, the 33-year-old has only managed six league appearances for the U’s in that time.

Now he is hoping to start afresh at a new club next season, as he looks to get his career back on track.

Lockwood told the Gazette: “Colchester United has been the worst time of my career.

“It’s been awful."

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