New deal for Richards
By Andy Clarke
Last Updated: 01/01/70 1:00am
Colchester defender Garry Richards has signed a new one-year deal at Layer Road.Teenage defender Garry Richards has been awarded a new one-year contract by League One high-flyers Colchester United.
The 19-year-old made his debut for the U's earlier in the campaign and has gone on to make 13 appearances in his breakthrough season.
Manager Phil Parkinson has now rewarded him for his impressive performances with a new deal which runs until the summer of 2007.
He joins fellow youngsters John White and George Elokobi in committing his future to the Layer Road club.
Colchester, currently second in League One and through to the fifth round of the FA Cup where they will face Everton or Chelsea, have won the last seven matches in which Richards has featured.