THEO Robinson says he is grateful to have completed a return move to Colchester United.

The 30-year-old is back at the JobServe Community Stadium, after sealing a loan switch from Southend United until the end of the season.

Robinson spent the first half of the season on loan at Colchester, scoring six times in ten league starts.

He told the U's website: "I'm glad it's all sorted out and I can get on with playing football.

"I was playing plenty of football and I think I was doing ok for the club and I always knew what I wanted to do when this time came.

"I had to go back though and nothing is ever guaranteed, so I'm grateful that the deal got done and I'm here now for the rest of the season."

Robinson has made 21 appearances for Colchester so far this season, scoring seven times in total.

Now the U's will be looking for the former Watford youngster to produce more goals, as they push for promotion back to League One.

U's head coach John McGreal told the U's website: "I'm delighted that he's with us now for the rest of the season.

"We know what he can do, seven goals in 11 starts proves that and he's a really good attacking option for us.

"He's a different player to the likes of Frank Nouble and Luke Norris, and it's always advantageous to have different threats in the squad."