Former Colchester United goalkeeper Dillon Barnes has a new club.

The 24-year-old has signed for League One outfit Burton Albion on loan from Queens Park Rangers, for the remainder of the 2020/21 season.

Barnes told the Burton website: "I had a short conversation with the manager and he has given me insight into how he likes his goalkeepers to play, and I’d like to think I fit that.

"Everyone’s been really welcoming and looking at the facilities, everything is there and I'm pleased to be here.

"I always relish that competition but at the same time we’ll push each other to get better.

"It keeps everyone on their toes."

Barnes joined Colchester in 2015, following a successful trial.

The former Barnet and Fulham keeper made 24 league appearances for the U's, 22 of which came in the 2018/19 season.

Barnes left Colchester in July 2019, signing a two-year contract with Championship side QPR.

He had made 26 first team appearances in the 2018/19 season, prior to quitting the JobServe Community Stadium.

Barnes spent the first half of this season on loan at Scottish Premiership side Hibernian, where he made eight appearances.

Burton manager Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink told the club's website: “Dillon is coming in on loan until the end of the season to provide added competition to the other goalkeepers that are already at the club.

“We like what we’ve seen of him, he’s a good size and we hope he can add another good option for us.”