Colchester United have brought in a former Manchester United goalkeeper ahead of their clash with Carlisle United.

And the new man - Kieran O'Hara - takes the place of an ex-Blues man in the Essex club's squad.

O'Hara, 26, spent eight years coming through the ranks at Od Trafford, from 2012-20.

After a series of loan moves, he has also played for Burton Albion and Fleetwood Town.

He has now signed a one-year deal to boost Colchester's goalkeeping options after the recent departure of Shamal George.

The former Carlisle loan man joined Livingston recently.

News and Star: Shamal George (photo: PA)Shamal George (photo: PA)

O'Hara could now feature in the U's squad for the first time when Paul Simpson's side visit the JobServe Community Stadium on Saturday.

Speaking on the Colchester website, O'Hara said: "I’m delighted to be here. The head coach [Wayne Brown] got in touch with my agent and I was excited to get down here and get everything over the line.

“I’ve been looking after myself, and keeping myself as fit as possible, and I’m really looking forward to starting and getting back out on the grass, and getting back up to speed.”