Colchester United contracts for Wilson, Heath & Coker

Matt Heath

Colchester United have handed new contracts to defenders Brian Wilson, Matt Heath and Ben Coker.

Centre-half heath, 31, and 22-year-old left-back Coker have agreed 12-month extensions.

Right-back Wilson, 29, Colchester's only ever-present this season, has signed up for a further two years.

"He's a model professional and one for the young players to look up to, so we're really pleased," manager John Ward told the club website.external-link

The trio join veteran midfielder Karl Duguid, who has also agreed one-year terms, in committing to next season.

Following the loss of striker Kayode Odejayi to Rotherham, Ward is also pessimistic on the chances of keeping hold of winger Ashley Vincent.external-link