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Lockwood relieved by Lambert exit

Matt Lockwood
Lockwood was loaned out to Barnet last season

Colchester United full-back Matt Lockwood says he is hoping for a fresh start at the club following manager Paul Lambert's departure to Norwich.

The 32-year-old was frozen out of the first team under Lambert but played in Tuesday's defeat by Gillingham.

He told BBC Essex: "I was banished to training with the kids, I didn't see the first team at all.

"When I heard he was going to Norwich I was probably the happiest man in Colchester," he added.

The former Nottingham Forest and Leyton Orient player is now hoping for a brighter future with the club.

"It was brilliant to be back out there and having a run about with the first team. I stayed mentally strong and fortunately things have turned round and things might change," he said.

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