Former Sunderland defender Tommy Smith has completed a move to League Two side Colchester United.
Following the New Zealand international’s exit from the Black Cats earlier this summer, numerous reports have emerged about a potential return to English football.
Despite that interest, it has now been confirmed that Smith has completed a move to League Two side Colchester.
Smith, who impressed on trial with his new club prior to a move, began his career with Ipswich Town and went on to make more than 250 appearances for the Tractor Boys.
A move to Colorado in 2018 then followed before the £585k-valued man joined up with Sunderland, but he failed to make an appearance in the red and white stripes and was only included on the bench against Bristol Rovers and Fleetwood Town last season.
Smith subsequently left the Wearside outfit and has now penned a two-year contract with Colchester, the club where he spent two months on loan in 2011, making six appearances for the U’s.
Smith does have experience in the English Football League and a move to League Two will probably suit him well.
He failed to make an impact at Sunderland last term, so it was the right thing for all concerned that he moved on from the Stadium of Light.
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