UK time is: 20:35:03
Vital Login
Social Login

Choose your club

Other Sites

Network Navigation

Vital Partners

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

Dean's Had It Tough

With the worst defensive record in the Championship, shipping a total of 77 goals this term, U's goalkeeper Dean Gerken has had a somewhat 'tough' time between the sticks.

The U's have only kept two clean sheets all season, going on a run of 38 successive games of conceding goals. Not good.

The U's poor defensive record has been down to a fragile back four, with Bela Balogh, Adam Virgo, Karl Duguid and Danny Granville all failing to impress, not goalkeeper Gerken...

Gerken has made a number of 'world class' saves to keep the U's from shipping even more goals. The young stopper's impressive displays have been justified; as West Ham boss Alan Curbishley is reportedly preparing a summer bid for the 22-year-old.

'It's been a tough season for young Dean because three of last year's back four left in the summer,' Williams said, following the U's draw away to Leicester.

'We have had a lot of injuries and different personnel in front of him. We have conceded too many goals this year and he's taken too much pressure on himself.'

The Welshmen spoke of his delight to see him earn a clean sheet against Ipswich: 'It was great to see a clean sheet from him last week (against Ipswich) and he got close to one this week.'




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:Monday April 14 2008

Time: 3:04PM

Your Comments

Gerken is one of the best keepers in the league in my opinion. He made a couple of point blank saves at VIcarage Road earlier in the season and will no doubt be snapped up this summer.
DrWatford
Thanks for the comment Dr Watford. Agree is certanily up there with the likes of: Henessey, Basso, Weaver, Kiraly and Kenny! Well he said he wants to stay and play in the new stadium, fingers-crossed he does!
StevieG Col U
DEENO, DEENO, DEENO, DEENO, DEENO, DEENO, DEENO, DEENO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
StevieG Col U
 

Have Your Say

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

Recent Colchester United Articles

U's Turn To Packwood (Tuesday November 25 2014)

Serious Setback For Okuonghae (Tuesday November 25 2014)

QPR's Kpekawa Arrives (Tuesday November 25 2014)

Bean Makes Portsmouth Move (Tuesday November 25 2014)

Stats: U's v Coventry City (Monday November 24 2014)

Team News: U's v Coventry City (Friday November 21 2014)

U's Seal Permanent Moncur Signing (Wednesday November 19 2014)

Final Day Fixtures Set (Wednesday November 19 2014)

Hume: An Awful Lot Of Positives (Sunday November 16 2014)

Stats: Barnsley v The U's (Saturday November 15 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

League Results (view all)

League Table (view table)

Team P W D L GD Pts
18. Coventry 18 5 5 8 -7 20
19. Leyton Orient 18 4 7 7 -3 19
20. Gillingham 18 4 6 8 -7 18
21. Colchester 18 4 5 9 -4 17
22. Yeovil 18 4 5 9 -14 17
23. Scunthorpe 17 4 4 9 -11 16
24. Crewe 18 4 3 11 -22 15

Breaking League News

Izale On Target For Record
Crawley : 27/11/2014 20:32:00
One In, One Out as City Land Everton Man
Coventry : 27/11/2014 20:15:00
DRFC Crewe v Doncaster Rovers Team News
Doncaster : 27/11/2014 20:11:00
Striker confident of goals
Crewe : 27/11/2014 19:17:00
Winger on loan
Crewe : 27/11/2014 19:12:00

Current Site Poll (view all polls)

MK Dons v Colchester?
Suggested By:  Colchester Admin
Colchester win 50%
MK Dons win 50%
Draw 0%