Macclesfield Town full-back Miles Welch-Hayes has this morning signed for fellow Sky Bet League 2 side Colchester United.
The 23-year-old was one of three Silkmen players who went to the EFL to get their contracts terminated, and was therefore left without a club.
However, the U’s swooped in for the free agent, who joined a managerless Macc side in the summer of 2018 after John Askey left following the club’s promotion from the National League.
Welch-Hayes was a key figure in Macc’s great escape under Sol Campbell last season, and had featured 28 times in all competitions this campaign.
But the pacey youngster has left the troubled club behind, and now looks for promotion with seventh-placed Colchester.