Lee Beevers joins Colchester

Lincolns longest serving player rejected a new contract to join League One side Colchester United. | Photo: Lincoln City FC

Lincoln City defender Lee Beevers becomes the second player in two days to leave Sincil Bank.

He follows former striker Adrian Patulea in rejecting a new contract at Sincil Bank to ply his trade in League One.

The versatile defender will sign a two year contract with Paul Lambert’s Colchester United side when his Lincoln contract officially ends on July 1st.

Beevers was Lincoln’s longest serving player, having joined from local rivals Boston United in February 2005 for a fee of £50,000.

His impressive work ethic and determination quickly established Lee as a fans’ favourite, which resulted with him winning the supporters’ Player of The Year Award twice in his Lincoln career, the last time at the end of the 2006/07 season.

Beevers spent the majority of the last season at left back, where he won many plaudits. His versatility attracted interest from Motherwell in the Scottish Premier League as well as Colchester.

The departures of Beevers and Patulea and the impending departure of Dany N’Guessan leaves Imps manager Peter Jackson with a threadbare squad ahead of pre-season. He will have to bring in a full back with the departure of Beevers and a six month injury lay off for right back Paul Green.

Signings are expected before the end of the week.

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