Date: 4th September 2015 at 8:41pm
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Chris Lewington’s departure from Colchester was confirmed early this week on the Official Website.

Lewington, who has had his first-team chances limited with the U’s, future with the club was looking bleaker with another ‘keeper arriving this week but now we know he’s actually left the club.

Tony Humes confirmed that his contract has been cancelled by mutual consent.

However, to enable him the chance to find himself a new club, which he couldn’t have if he wasn’t released before the transfer window closed this agreement was struck before the 6pm deadline.

It was agreed by both parties it was best for the 27-year-old to seek pastures new with Humes saying.

‘We agreed at the end of last season with Chris that either he could find a new club or, if not, we’d take a decision on what’s best for his future.

‘We got towards the end of the transfer window and he decided that it’s best for him to look for pastures new. I’m not sure he has anywhere lined up just yet, but we were keen to honour our agreement.

‘He’s been great around the club, but it was tough for him as a reasonably experienced goalkeeper not to be getting game time.’

Sam Walker, who is himself out injured long-term as we know, has constantly keep Lewington out of the first-team with him limited to just the two appearances during his time at the Weston Homes Community Stadium.

It goes without saying he left with the clubs ‘best for his future career.’

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