John-Joe O'Toole seals new Colchester United deal

John-Joe O'Toole

Colchester United midfielder John-Joe O'Toole has signed a new two-year deal.

Groin problems restricted him to 16 appearances last season while a knee injury in 2010 limited his influence in the previous campaign.

"I am really pleased because I firmly believe that the best is still to come from John-Joe," Colchester boss John Ward told the club website.external-link

"He has had the two injuries which can largely be put down to bad luck but he is repaired, healed and ready to go now for next season.

"John-Joe is a strong, powerful midfielder who can also score goals. We have given him a two-year deal and are now looking for him to push on and take the team forward.

"He is still a relatively young player, not quite 24 yet, and I believe we can get two good years out of him."

The Republic of Ireland Under-21 international follows Karl Duguid, Matt Heath, Ben Coker and Brian Wilson in agreeing new terms this summer.