FORMER Colchester United winger Courtney Senior has a new club.

The 24-year-old has signed for the U's League Two rivals Newport County, on a one-year deal.

Senior was one of a number of players to leave Colchester in May following the expiry of his contract at the JobServe Community Stadium.

The former Brentford youngster, who made 145 appearances for the U’s and scored 14 goals during his five-year stint with Colchester, is looking forward to his new challenge, at Newport.

He told the Newport County website: “This is a massive opportunity for me, it’s a great club, a great team and so I can’t wait to get started.

"Hopefully I’ll be able to help get the team promoted and get them to where they need to be.

“I’ve played against Newport County AFC before and I’ve always thought that they were a good side, they always have good team spirit.

"The manager was one of the key reasons as to why I’ve come here, I’m really trusting in his word, and I really believe in what he’s trying to do.

“All the conversations I’ve had so far about my deal have been positive, he’s been interested in signing me for a while, he’s been interested in how my style of play can fit Newport County AFC which is one of the main reasons why I’m here.

“I’ve played in this league for a few years now so I’ve got good experience playing against a lot of the current teams so hopefully that will carry on.

“I hope to be able to get more goals and assists, help the team but also be able to help myself too. I feel like by joining the club, everyone at Newport County AFC and the gaffer can help me achieve my goals.”

Senior joined Colchester in June 2016 but experienced a nightmare first season with the U’s after suffering an anterior cruciate ligament in pre-season.

But he went on to become a first-team regular for the U's in League Two under John McGreal and then his successor, Steve Ball.

Newport boss Michael Flynn told the club's website: "Courtney has a vast amount of experience in this league and had made an impression on us over the last few seasons.

“He has made more than 100 appearances in League Two, so he will bring a lot of experience to the squad and is another good attacking option for us."