Former England, Reading and Portsmouth defender Nicky Shorey has joined League One side Colchester United on a deal until the end of the season.
The 34-year-old, capped twice in 2007, has most recently been playing for FC Pune City in India, who are managed by ex-England midfielder David Platt.
He has played 511 games in England, appearing for Reading, Aston Villa, Fulham and West Brom in the top flight.
Colchester are currently 22nd in League One, five points from safety.
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