Karleigh Osborne: Bristol City defender loaned to Colchester

Karleigh Osborne
Karleigh Osborne has made 32 appearance for Bristol City

Defender Karleigh Osborne has joined Colchester United on loan from Bristol City until the end of the season.

The 26-year-old, who initially joined the Robins on loan from Millwall in November 2013, has played three games for the League One leaders this term.

"I haven't played too many games this season but the lads at Bristol City have been brilliant in terms of keeping me fit," Osborne told BBC Essex.

His loan deal, which expires on 4 May, has a 24-hour recall clause.

Osborne's arrival will help fill the void left after Kaspars Gorkss' move to Greek Superleague side Ergotelis.

Former Brentford centre-half Osborne could make debut for League One strugglers Colchester on Saturday against Doncaster Rovers, the same side he featured against the last time he played for Bristol City in January.

"I'm coming into a different situation to what's happening at Bristol City," said Osborne. "But when I first joined them they were struggling and I helped them stay up so hopefully I can do the same here."