Date: 18th August 2006 at 10:51am
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Colchester Manager Geriant Williams has signed Cardiff Defender Chris Barker on loan.

26 year old Barker is Williams second signing after securing the services of Lawrie Wilson last week from Charlton.

Barker a left back and former Cardiff player of the year may make the U`s squad to face WBA on saturday, should clearance come through in time from the Welsh FA.

Barker an experienced Championship Left back will replace George Elokobi in the left back position as he starts his first of a 3 Game suspension.