UK time is: 16:21:37
Vital Login
Social Login

Choose your club

Other Sites

Network Navigation

Vital Partners

'If It's Football, It's Vital'

'Pop` and Kev's U`s Career's Over?

Could midfield stalwart Kevin Watson have played his last game in a Colchester United shirt?

On Tuesday morning the ex-Swindon Town man limped out of training with a suspected tear to his calf, after feeling it 'pop'...

Watson, now 34-years-old, will have a scan to reveal whether or not his season is over, and possibly his U`s career too.

If the scan reveals a tear, Watson`s season will be over and with his contract up in the summer he is not expecting a new one.

Speaking to the EADT, Watson admitted: 'If it was up to me, and I was the manager or in charge at the top, then I have to be honest and say that I wouldn't offer myself another contract'

'I haven't played enough games and I'm now 34. Of course I don't want to leave the club. I've been at Colchester for longer than any other club in my career, and I've really enjoyed it, but I have to be realistic.'

After being plagued by injuries for most of the campaign Watson described it as 'horrible', he added: 'I'm really frustrated. I've struggled for fitness all season. It was the first time I had missed a pre-season, in my 17 or 18 years as a professional, after which I've been playing catch-up. It's been horrible.'

The man signed by ex-boss Phil Parkinson went on: 'I haven't done myself justice this season. I don't want the game against Wolves (on March 1) to be my last, but I never felt myself in that game.'

'I was so far from where I wanted to be. And when I felt the calf pop on Tuesday morning, I just sat down on the floor and thought about the implications.'

'The pain was immediate, like I had been shot in the leg. I'm dreading the scan because I fear a tear. That would keep me out for the season' He explained.






Use your social login to comment on front page articles. Login using you Facebook, Twitter, Google or LinkedIn accounts and have your say!

The Journalist

Writer: StevieG Col U Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Thursday March 13 2008

Time: 12:27PM

Your Comments

Well could still do a job in League One, depends if we can keep others.
StevieG Col U
 

Have Your Say

Log in...
with your social network     OR     with your Vital account

Recent Colchester United Articles

Cardiff Cup-Tie On The BBC (Tuesday December 16 2014)

Stats: U's v Rochdale (Saturday December 13 2014)

New Deal For Former Chelsea 'Keeper (Saturday December 13 2014)

Packwood Back With Birmingham (Saturday December 13 2014)

Team News: U's v Rochdale (Saturday December 13 2014)

Cup Windfall Could Extend Defender Stay (Wednesday December 10 2014)

Colchester Handed Cardiff Tie (Tuesday December 9 2014)

Gorkss Agrees Short-Term Deal (Sunday December 7 2014)

Archived Colchester United Articles

List All Vital Colchester Articles
Have your say
Click here to suggest an article
Click here to suggest a poll

Vital Members League (view all)

1. Matt_Us 1

League Results (view all)

League Table (view table)

Team P W D L GD Pts
18. Gillingham 20 5 7 8 -6 22
19. Scunthorpe 19 6 4 9 -9 22
20. Crawley 20 5 7 8 -11 22
21. Yeovil 20 5 5 10 -12 20
22. Leyton Orient 20 4 7 9 -6 19
23. Colchester 20 4 5 11 -13 17
24. Crewe 20 4 4 12 -23 16

Breaking League News

Hard Fought FA Cup Win For Robins
Scunthorpe : 18/12/2014 16:16:00
Patience Was Key In Aldershot Victory
Rochdale : 18/12/2014 16:05:00
Derry Confirms Easter Talks
Notts County : 18/12/2014 15:54:00
Crawley Offer Two Year Deal To Walsh
Crawley : 18/12/2014 15:36:00
Former City Target Shines In Under-21 Defeat
Coventry : 18/12/2014 14:44:00

Current Site Poll (view all polls)

Yeovil v Colchester?
Suggested By:  
Colchester win 34%
Yeovil win 33%
Draw 33%