Drey Wright says he is putting his contract talks on the back burner in order to concentrate on his performances for Colchester United.

Wright, who has shown his versatility for Colchester this season, was one of five U’s players to be offered new terms by the League Two club in August but is yet to put pen to paper on a fresh deal.

Wright’s representatives are in negotiations with Colchester regarding the new contract.

But while that is happening, the long-serving U’s winger insists he is focusing on his football and helping his side move up the table.

Wright told the Daily Gazette: “The contract is still with the club and my agent.

“I’ve tried to put it to the back of my mind, let those parties sort it out and concentrate on the football.”

Wright, who has made more than 100 first-team appearances for Colchester since making his debut for them in 2012, signed a new one-year contract at the Weston Homes Community Stadium in June.

But he was offered another deal in August, which he is currently mulling over.

Colchester are also waiting to hear back from Tom Lapslie, Brennan Dickenson and Kurtis Guthrie on whether they will sign the new contracts offered to them earlier in the season, while defender Frankie Kent penned fresh terms last month after agreeing a two-and-a-half year deal.

Wright earned praise from U’s head coach John McGreal after the former Colchester academy player returned to their starting line-up at left wing-back in their 0-0 draw, at Coventry.

McGreal said: “We just felt that on a big open pitch, Drey gave us that outlet with the attacking prowess that he’s got.

“We saw bits of that in the first half and it was very similar to how Kane (Vincent-Young) has been performing.

“I thought he came back into it and did well.

“He used to be a left winger so it’s not too different from that to us.”