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Colchester seal Williams signing

Ben Williams
Williams made 36 appearances for the Cumbrian side last season

Colchester United have completed the signing of Carlisle goalkeeper Ben Williams for an undisclosed fee.

The ex-Manchester United trainee has signed a two-year deal after passing a medical and agreeing personal terms.

The deal appeared to have broken down earlier this month, when U's striker Scott Vernon rejected a move north as part of a swap deal.

But the two clubs a fee for the 26-year-old former Crewe man earlier this week.

Williams is the U's fifth summer signing, with Ashley Vincent, David Fox, Lee Beevers and Magnus Okuonghae having already put pen-to-paper, while Alan Maybury and Pat Baldwin have signed contract extensions.

He is likely to be available for the U's pre-season match at Tiptree United on Saturday.



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