FORMER Colchester United striker Kurtis Guthrie has a new club.

The ex-U’s striker has signed for Port Vale, after joining them from their League Two rivals Bradford City until the end of the season.

Guthrie told the Port Vale website: “I wanted to come somewhere that I am wanted and that I feel is a good fit for me.

“I’ve played wide, but I prefer to play through the middle.

“For a big guy, I’m quite mobile and can get in the channels and come short.

“I wouldn’t say there’s an all-out standout [attribute], I think my all-round game is well rounded.”

Guthrie had an eventful two-year spell at the JobServe Community Stadium, after joining them in the summer of 2016.

The 27-year-old netted 12 times in his first season for the U’s following his move from Forest Green Rovers.

But the striker experienced a frustrating second campaign with the U’s.

He briefly returned from a seven-month ankle injury lay-off only to be ruled out for a further three months, soon after.

And despite scoring on his comeback game against Cheltenham Town in January 2018, he nevertheless found himself in and out of John McGreal’s starting line-up.

He left Colchester in April, 2018 and eventually joined Stevenage.

Guthrie joined Bradford from Stevenage for an undisclosed fee in January, 2020.

But the 6ft 3in striker failed to score in 13 appearances and has featured only twice from the bench under interim coaches Mark Trueman and Conor Sellars.

Guthrie will be looking for more match action at Port Vale where he will link up with another former U's striker, Theo Robinson.